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Research in Kenya and Côte d’Ivoire provides guidance for DFS providers and regulators on how to help ensure that digital tools make women more - not less - financially included.
Ghana made waves earlier this year when it launched the world’s first digital financial services (DFS) policy, building on the past five years of explosive DFS growth in the country. Can the new policy help to close the gender gap?
Members of FinMark Trust present the methodology behind their COVID-19 tracker and share initial insights on the impact of COVID-19 on women’s resilience and economic participation in selected sub-Saharan African countries.
Grace Majara Kibombo is a Senior Technical Advisor for CARE USA based in Kampala, Uganda. In this FinEquity Member Spotlight Interview, Grace tells us about the work CARE does to support women's financial inclusion, the value and impact of Savings Groups in Uganda, and how CARE was able to provide critical guidance to COVID-19 in record time.
A recent FINCA survey of clients in DR Congo shows that women entrepreneurs are confined to the smallest, least profitable businesses. Getting a realistic picture of the obstacles women face helps prepare us for the task ahead of shifting the ground in women’s favor.
Mobile offers significant potential to engage people at scale, connecting them to services and solutions that can improve their everyday lives. The rise of mobile banking products, such as Safaricom’s mPesa in Kenya and other digital financial services, show that overcoming specific contextual challenges and responding to the demand of low-income people at scale, requires digitally-led solutions.