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FinEquity Africa On Our Radar: May 2023

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An updated take on "What We're Reading", the FinEquity Africa team brings you a curated list of women's financial inclusion and economic empowerment content we've been consuming recently, from podcasts, new initiatives, and articles to videos and social posts.  This month our list focuses on the influence of FinTech in Africa's financial inclusion space.

On Our Radar

Increasing women’s financial inclusion and closing the women’s SME credit gap in Rwanda through enabling financial policy and regulation

The Government of Rwanda has set the target of achieving full financial inclusion by 2024 and has been making positive progress in closing the gender gap with only 8% of women excluded, compared to 7% of men. Learn more about how Rwanda aims to close the women's SME credit gap through enabling financial policies and regulations.

Morocco has Opportunity to Harness Digital Payments, Fintech, and Green Finance to Expand Financial Inclusion

H.M. Queen Máxima, United Nations Secretary-General's Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA), visited Morocco in March. She discussed the importance of financial inclusion in the country and identified three priority areas to focus on.

FinTech and financial inclusion for the unbanked and underbanked in Africa

This article discusses the benefits of innovation brought about by FinTech in Africa, while also drawing attention to some of FinTech’s risks and challenges in the region.

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