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Access to Assets

Figure 2.3

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Composite Credit Indicator, Selected East Asian and Pacific Economies 100

Malaysia New Zealand

87.5

Australia

87.5

Singapore

87.5

Hong Kong, China

87.5 81.3

Republic of Korea 75

Vietnam

68.75

Fiji

62.5

China Vanuatu

56.25

Thailand

56.25

Mongolia

56.25 50

Cambodia

43.75

Indonesia

37.5

Philippines

31.25

Papua New Guinea 25

Lao PDR

18.75

Solomon Islands 6.25

Timor-Leste 0

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60

80

100

Source: World Bank 2009. Note: Composite Credit Indicator score is calculated by summing the Legal Rights Index and the Depth of Credit Informations Index data by country and then normalizing the combined score out of 100. For definitions of the Legal Rights Index and Depth of Credit Information Index, see notes a. and b. to table 2.1. Data are not disaggregated by gender.

Rights Index (EIU forthcoming). Although neither index is disaggregated by sex, each is useful in assessing women’s access to credit. The composition of the Depth of Credit Information Index reflects some gender concerns, even though the data itself are not disaggregated by sex. The scores shown in figure 2.3 reflect the following: • Whether both positive credit information (for example, loan amounts and patterns of on-time payments) and negative information (for example, late payments and the number and amount of defaults and bankruptcies) is distributed. Women benefit from the availability of

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