Country Profiles provide key indicators for West Bank and Gaza (2011) concerning people's financial knowledge (literacy), behavior and attitudes, as well as indicators related to financial inclusion and consumer protection issues. All these indicators are broken down into subgroups according to socio-demographics. From a policy perspective this information is pivotal to strengthen the existing consumer protection framework and to promote financial inclusion by building consumers’ trust in financial institutions and encouraging first-time consumers to access financial services.


Economy Overview

Region
Middle East & North Africa
Income Group
Lower middle income
Population
4,019,433
GNI
1,610
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Indicator West Bank and Gaza  
Percent of adults who budget

35.7  
Percent of adults who keep track of income and expenses

24.8  
Percent of adults who save unspent money

31.2  
Percent of adults who make provisions for unexpected expenses

25.6  
Percent of adults who make provisions for their children's future

3.9  
Percent of adults who check terms and conditions

76.6  
  • - The data has not been weighted to match population totals
    - The financial capability scores have been computed by using a statistical method called factor analysis. The method is used to aggregate variables to obtain a single indicator (or score) for a certain aspect of financial capability. Each score ranges between 0 (lowest score) and 100 (highest score).