This article was originally posted on By Scott Anderson.

Want to see just how fast financial inclusion is spreading? Just map it. The Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion, an arm of the G20 concerned with the expanse of financial inclusion for non-G20 nations, recently released a very illustrative map that colors in the advance of bank branches, individual, and small and medium sized business accounts and credit around the world. Using data from the World Bank and funded by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), the tool also enables users to build their own maps by country or region through the data indicators. For example, below you can watch the map reveal the number of commercial bank branches per 100,000 adults.(Hat tip: Consultative Group to Assist the Poor.) What will this map look like in, say, five, six or even seven years?