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Digitally Empowering Small Businesses

To help measure the impact of digitalization programs, Decodis, in partnership with Fundación Capital and Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, created the Digital Stickiness Index (DSI): a holistic measure that encompasses the different aspects that define the digitalization journey of small businesses. This blog explains how the index works, how it acts as a measure of impact for women-led small businesses and how it can also provide direction to investors, practitioners, and donors seeking to boost women-led small businesses. 
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Reshaping Realities for Women’s Financial Inclusion in Africa

As part of the #FinEquity2024 Annual Meeting blog series, we reflect on key takeaways from FinEquity Africa 2024 Convening, the first Convening for the FinEquity Africa Community of Practice.
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Why Does Gender-Disaggregated Data Matter For Reaching Financial Equality?

The number of countries sharing gender-specific financial data significantly increased from 35 to 83 in 2023, signaling a global commitment to enhancing Gender-Disaggregated Data (GDD). This blog shares global success stories, challenges and lessons learned in gender-disaggregated data utilization. 
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We Have All the Data We Need on Women’s Financial Inclusion. Why Isn’t Anyone Using It?

In the third installment in our Leadership Insights series, Mary Ellen Iskenderian discusses the data we have about women's financial inclusion – and why it's not yet being used to tap into this underserved and promising market. 
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How Can Gender Analysis Help Us Understand and Address Women’s Financial Exclusion?

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.