Around the world, 2 billion people remain unbanked and women lag behind men in terms of access to formal accounts, credit, and savings products. FinEquity, a community of practice to empower women through financial inclusion, is convened by CGAP. It provides facilitated platforms to share experiences, identify key challenges, document and discuss emerging good practices, and solve common problems associated with increasing equitable access to and use of a broad range of financial services. Learn More
Gender analysis examines the differences in the financial lives, needs, and preferences of women and men and should be a key element of any financial inclusion program or product design. Here, we outline some examples that combine different gender analysis tools to better understand the needs of women and design solutions for them.
Ankita Singh, Research and Insights Specialist with UNCDF sat down with us to discuss designing for women, financial planning to support aging populations in EMDEs and much more.
The July 2022 newsletter introduced a fresh perspective on gender, financial inclusion and climate change from TAC member Nandini Harihareswara and our own Nisha Singh, a member spotlight with Ankita Singh of UNCDF, takeaways from the Informed Design case studies series by Catherine Highet and much more.
Digitalization and technology are rapidly transforming women’s livelihood opportunities in various sectors. However, these opportunities are not easily and evenly accessible to all women. Women workers and entrepreneurs are having to adapt and respond to the changing economic landscape, begging the question, “How can financial services support improved livelihood opportunities for women in this increasingly digitalized economy?”
Each year we pause and take stock of all that’s unfolded in the previous year and review our commitments and priorities and set our sights on goals for the year to come. This year is no different, and we’d like to share those reflections with the members that have made FinEquity what it is today – a vibrant community of women’s financial inclusion and economic empowerment champions driving real and actionable change for women and men across the globe.
This study examines Women's Micro Bank Limited and UNCDF's design of a branchless banking solution, the Mama Bank Access Point initiative, which serves unbanked women in rural Papua New Guinea.
The RICHES Toolkit includes 13 guides and trainings containing 46 tools. It has been designed for Women’s Economic Empowerment Actors to equip them with practical ideas and tools to integrate and assess child protection and safe business practices throughout their work.
The business correspondent model in India enables the banking system to expand its outreach at a low cost and offer essential financial services in remote and underserved areas. This paper share a supply-side perspective on challenges and opportunities for expanding women agent network in India.