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FinEquity's April 2021 Newsletter

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.
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A Collaborative Effort to Diagnose the Effect of Social Norms on Women's Financial Inclusion

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.
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FinEquity's March 2021 Newsletter

This month we bring you a list of key publications on women's financial inclusion and economic empowerment compiled with FinDev Gateway as well as blogs on the digital gender divide and the key takeaways from our first Tools Workshop. 
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Why Does She Behave the Way She Does? - Key Takeaways from the Tools Workshop

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.
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Can Financial Service Providers Help Reduce Intimate Partner Violence?

A review of the literature finds that combining microfinance services with social empowerment interventions has been effective, and that measures to reduce the financial stress associated with taking on debt could also help.
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FinEquity's February 2021 Newsletter

This month we bring you our third learning theme, Impact Pathways; our Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) Guide; upcoming events and opportunities; as well as FinDev's podcast. 
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Making Measurement Count: A Focus on Impact Pathways for Women’s Financial Inclusion

This is the fourth post in our series on FinEquity’s new learning themes, launched in 2020. In this blog, FinEquity’s new Thematic Lead for Impact Pathways (IP), Jennifer Ferreri, shares an overview of the theme, introducing the work plan for the coming year and highlighting how members can engage during the year.
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Minding the DFS Gender Gap: Battling Social Norms to Level the Playing Field

Last week, Mondato hosted a webinar focused on the digital financial services (DFS) gender gap, as part of its “The New Normal in Digital Finance” series.
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Reflecting Forward: A Focus on Thoughtful and Deliberate Digitally-Enabled Financial Inclusion for Women in 2021

In this post, FinEquity’s Thematic Lead for Digitally-Enabled Financial Inclusion (DEFI) Catherine Highet introduces the work plan for the coming year focusing on sub-themes that assess some of the challenges of DEFI and considers thoughtful approaches to better enable the meaningful use of digital financial services. 
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Gender-Transformative Solutions During the COVID Era and Beyond

FinEquity’s new learning agenda, developed by drawing on engagement with our membership base and deep-dive consultations with leading research and programmatic stakeholders, is organized around three main learning themes: Gender Transformative Solutions, Digitally-Enabled Financial Inclusion, and Impact Pathways.