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.
Rahul Chatterjee, Senior Manager for MicroSave Consulting’s Data and Insights team sat down with us to discuss the need for gender-disaggregated data, the Financial Diaries approach, gender representation in leadership and much more.
During this session you will hear from WEE-FI experts on the challenges and opportunities they face in not only closing the gender gap in financial inclusion but driving active usage of a range of financial services that might support women in gaining more trust, agency and control over their financial lives.
The September 2022 newsletter included a few exciting anouncemnts, including the introduction of our new Facilitator Aude de Montesquiou and the launch of FinEquity Africa, a monthly round-up of WEE and WFI content our team has been enjoying, a member spotlight with Rahul Chatterjee of MicroSave Consulting (MSC) 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?”
This is one of several case studies looking at the role of design in digital financial services (DFS) for women focusing on examples where research findings have translated into design that has eased and encouraged women’s use of DFS.
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.