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What Findex 2021 Tells Us About Financial Inclusion in India

Digital financial services are helping drive financial inclusion, but infrastructural barriers remain.
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How to Invest With a Gender Lens

While adopting gender-smart strategies is something every investor should strive for - both because it is the right thing to do and because it makes good business sense - there is no straightforward roadmap for how to do it.
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Financial Inclusion in the Wake of the Pandemic

While poor and women borrowers suffered the most, they also benefited the most from gaining access to financial services, according to a survey of Triple Jump's partners.
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The Path to Financial Inclusion Must Include Saving in Small Groups

The sector needs to transition from the idea that financial inclusion means borrowing (and sometimes saving) in a financial institution and give more power to informal savings through the millions of groups that already exist.
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Agent Gender Matters… for Customers

The second blog in this two-part series on agent gender looks at evidence on the effectiveness of women agents in cash-in cash-out (CICO) networks for women's financial inclusion.
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How Do Digital Remittances Contribute to Women’s Financial Health?

Results from a UNCDF survey make clear the need for more gender-smart and migrant-centric remittance products.
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Agent Gender Matters

While there is growing evidence of a positive relationship between cash-in cash-out (CICO) network quality and gender inclusiveness, there is still an ongoing debate about whether the gender of the agent matters for business performance and for women’s financial inclusion.
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Four Ways to Design Agent Networks That Work for Women

Innovations around agent networks present an opportunity to significantly improve women’s experiences and help build their confidence and access to digital financial services.
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Child Labor: An Unintended Consequence of Women’s Entrepreneurship?

A new toolkit from Grameen Foundation's RICHES project aims to help women’s economic empowerment programs improve business safety and health for mothers and their children.
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Using Data and Machine Learning to Close the Gender Gap in DR Congo

Differences in product awareness show that we need to look deeper at sub-segments among women if we want to achieve equality of financial access.