Case Study

The Role Regulators Play in Closing the Financial Inclusion Gender Gap: A Case Study of Peru

Peru has made great strides in improving the financial access of both men and women throughout the last decade. While the country does not experience a wide gender gap in financial access, about half of the adult population remains unbanked, and many more are without credit.

This case study offers an overview of the current state of women's financial inclusion (WFI) in Peru. It takes stock of the government of Peru’s progress in advancing WFI. It delves into the specifics of the national financial regulatory environment, highlighting the key strategies and initiatives that have contributed to closing Peru’s gender gap in access to finance. And it also provides detail on factors influencing WFI outside of the regulator’s remit.