The MasterCard Mobile Payments Readiness Index is a data-driven, quantitative survey of the global mobile payments landscape.
It gauges the readiness for mobile payments of 34 global markets, representing approximately 85 percent of the world's household consumption expenditure.
Scores are derived from an algorithm comprised of over 50 inputs, including economic data, demographic data, telecommunications data, payments industry data, and proprietary consumer research.
Using the Index, MasterCard has captured not only which global markets are currently most prepared to adopt mobile payments, but what remains to be done in each one moving forward. By rigorously quantifying the elements that determine mobile payments readiness, MasterCard has created a flexible, reliable methodology that advances the understanding of the future of mobile payments around the world.