MasterCard Inc. is working with The Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion to launch a research initiative, Mapping the Invisible Market, with an interactive website as part of the Financial Inclusion 2020 initiative.

Mapping the Invisible Market will look at demographics, urbanization and income among other factors affect financial inclusion, especially for the 2 billion people that don't use formal financial services. For example, by 2050, one in five people will be elderly worldwide. As the developing world ages, policy makers will need to think about their financial needs.

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