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

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Case study

The second installment in a new case study series from FinEquity on informed design and digital financial services (DFS). This study examines product and service design by Lucy, a neobank for entrepreneurial women—specifically Foreign Domestic Workers in Singapore—providing DFS and business-building tools and training through a mobile app to help them start and grow their businesses. 

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Mercy Corps was primarily interested in understanding how poultry inputs and savings group interventions had helped women earn income, save and access loans to improve their economic well-being. But nearly all the women they spoke with talked instead about how the poultry livelihoods had increased their self-esteem, confidence and aspirations, and changed men’s perceptions of women’s economic contributions toward the household and made financial decisions more equitable between men and women - in other words, bolstered their social resilience capacities.

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Blog

Sophie Romana, international consultant, sat down with us to discuss the importance of building gender-inclusive workplaces, her recent work in gender-smart investing, equity for women entrepreneurs and more. 

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New FinEquity events, a member spotlight and more! 

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Webinar

Please join us on May 10, 2022 at 9 a.m. EST for an hour-long networking session where we'll connect with others in our community, share the latest within FinEquity's priority themes, explore ongoing initiatives in women's financial inclusion and women's economic empowerment and more. 

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FinDev Interview
Interview

Ken Liffiton, Managing Director of Andafin, sat down with us to discuss the role of data analytics in financial inclusion and economic empowerment, how the broader women’s financial inclusion community can support financial institutions and more. 

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Guide / Toolkit

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.

Case study

The second installment in a new case study series from FinEquity on informed design and digital financial services (DFS). This study examines product and service design by Lucy, a neobank for entrepreneurial women—specifically Foreign Domestic Workers in Singapore—providing DFS and business-building tools and training through a mobile app to help them start and grow their businesses. 

Case study

The first in a new case study series from FinEquity on informed design and digital financial services (DFS). This study examines product and service design by WomenSave, an organization targeting poor (living on less than $2 a day) women in underserved areas of Uganda through financial literacy training and financial advisory services, access to mobile money and goal-based savings plans.