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 to advance women's financial inclusion globally, 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
Despite the mainstream inclusion of resilience in the international development and humanitarian assistance sectors, there is still much we do not understand about the linkages between psychosocial factors, like social capital, and women’s empowerment, and resilience.
In March 2021, CGAP and FinEquity launched a peer-learning program called “Social Norms Diagnostic Co-Lab” to understand how social norms affect women’s financial inclusion in specific contexts as well as to identify opportunities to design gender-transformative solutions that advance women’s financial inclusion and economic empowerment.
Participants of FinEquity’s inaugural Tools Workshop “Why does she behave the way she does? - Using Personas to unpack gendered social norms for financial inclusion" learned how to develop social norms-informed Personas through a series of hands-on exercises.
This event, hosted by FinEquity and the Resilience, Evaluation, Analysis and Learning (REAL) Associate Award, creates space and time for practitioners, researchers, and donors to think critically about the role women’s groups may play to build resilience.
This month we bring you the “Social Norms Diagnostic Co-Lab” recently launched by CGAP and FinEquity, a guest blog on women’s groups and resilience, the upcoming webinar “Empowering Women on a Journey Towards Digital Financial Capability” by Women’s World Banking with FinEquity as a contributing partner, and much more.
Women’s World Banking and FinEquity invite you to a conversation on digital financial capability and its role in building the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for women customers to effectively engage with digital financial services.
This 10-point action plan for governments and businesses shares practical steps to help end the continued economic exclusion of women through digital financial inclusion.
Toolkit for policymakers, regulators, supervisors involved in the formulation and implementation of policy and regulation that advance access to finance for women-led MSMEs