Data impressively reveals that the state of financial inclusion of women in the Arab world is alarming. The level of women’s inclusion into the financial system is among the lowest worldwide. The significant gender gap in the financial market is an obstacle for economic growth, employment opportunities and shared prosperity.
Policymakers across the region have recognized the importance of the gender dimension in financial inclusion and have prioritized the problem on their agendas. In order to move forward the dialogue on financial inclusion of women, the Central Bank of Jordan, the Arab Monetary Fund, and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) join forces for the regional conference on “Advancing Women’s Financial Inclusion in the Arab World” from 22-23 November 2016 in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.