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The Business Case for Gender Intentional Investing: Insights from #FinEquity2024

Intentionally embedding a gender lens in private investments can help grow women-led MSMEs. As part of the #FinEquity2024 Annual Meeting blog series, we share insights on how integrating a gender lens can yield both financial returns and social progress—with evidence of success from Women’s World Banking Asset Management and Deetken Impact’s Ilu Empowerment Fund. 
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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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Measuring WEE: Insights from #FinEquity2024

Measuring women’s economic empowerment is key to designing better and more useful financial services for women. This blog shares insights from Women's World Banking, CARE and WEE-Define on how to measure women's economic empowerment and resilience gained by women through financial inclusion programs.
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FinEquity Africa Our Radar: April 2024

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. 
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FinEquity and DSG Hub collaboration on Digitization of Savings Groups

FinEquity shares details of its collaboration with DSG Hub, to support the digitization of savings groups, a key priority for FinEquity stakeholders, in particular in Africa.
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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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On Our Radar: March 2024

An updated take on "What We're Reading". The FinEquity 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. 
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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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Women Entrepreneurs: Creating Economic Opportunities in their Communities

In Paraguay, 50% of the workforce is made up of women, with 13% residing in communities with some of the highest poverty rates in the country. In this blog, we learn how Mujeres Transformadoras, an initiative of Fundación Capital is strengthening women's participation in community decision-making, improving their business  skills, and expanding their access to resources in these poor communities.
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Member Spotlight: Tatiana Alonso

FinEquity member and  CGAP Senior Financial Sector Specialist, Tatiana Alonso, sat down with us to share about her journey working at the intersection of financial data, gender and policy. She talks about her latest project on gender data and how it seeks to understand how market actors collect and utilize supply-side gender disaggregated data.