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
Rathi Mani-Kandt, Director of Women’s Entrepreneurship and Financial Inclusion at CARE USA, shares success stories from their Ignite program and the launch of Strive Women, a new four-year program that will work to strengthen the financial health and resilience of more than 300,000 small businesses in Pakistan, Peru and Vietnam.
Consumer protection presents a significant challenge for financial inclusion. This blog explores how we can improve women's trust in the financial system and ensure that digital financial services are inclusive, safe, and sustainable for them to use.
In the third installment in our Leadership Insights series, Mary Ellen Iskenderian discusses the data we have about women's financial inclusion – and why it's not yet being used to tap into this underserved and promising market.
This clinic examined how financial service providers (FSPs) can use financial diaries research to design and improve product offerings for women.
This working paper finds that in addition to improving financial skills and savings levels, financial inclusion initiatives may also improve health and livelihood outcomes for young women when combined with other interventions.
This working paper explores the benefits of having more women agents, the challenges they face, and potential solutions to promote their participation in the DFS ecosystem.
The UNCDF Gender financing case studies report showcases 32 examples of how strategic financing interventions can promote women's economic empowerment and gender equality.