Case Study

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

The Dominican Republic has paved the way for driving change in women’s financial inclusion. With the national financial inclusion strategy, digital agenda, and national plan for gender equality in place, public players can coordinate efforts to increase women’s financial capabilities and skills, digital access and usage, and ultimately awareness and usage of formal financial products and services.

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