Sub-Saharan Africa leads the world’s emerging markets in electronic payment regulation


Graph1.50The Economist’s 2014 Global Microscope Index and Report (GMI) assesses the regulatory environment for financial inclusion in 55 emerging economies across 12 indicators (scored out of 100, 100=best). Six of the top 20 economies on the GMI are from Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and include Tanzania, Kenya and Rwanda  –  outperforming Brazil and China in financial inclusion. Regionally SSA ranks third with an average GMI score of 44  which is higher than the Middle East and North Africa (30) and Eastern Europe and Central Asia (43). Read more here…