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How can the unique needs of unbanked women be met with mobile money? In this blog, WomenSave shares findings from their research in Uganda on how to empower these women to use digital financial services to meet their financial goals.
This year marked the official launch of FinEquity’s new regional community of practice in Africa. Based on a consultation exercise, this blog outlines key priority areas for the new regional community as it continues to grow.
With women currently underrepresented at all levels of the global financial system, building a network to advance women’s roles in the sector is a pressing need to advance women’s financial inclusion. In Africa, New Faces New Voices (NFNV) has taken on this important mission.
Based on FinEquity Africa's first in-person social event in Nairobi, this blog discusses ways to bridge the current gap in financial inclusion for African women and unlock their full potential.
Throughout Sub-Saharan Africa, low-income women remain underserved in their ability to access, use, and benefit from financial products. Closing this gap requires a better understanding of the types of savings products and services that women value, prioritize, and need.
Ghana has one of the most mature mobile money markets in Africa, and one of the smallest mobile ownership gender gaps. However, a deeper look at GSMA's data reveals several gender differences not immediately apparent on the surface - they've highlighted here.
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.