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Empowering Indonesia’s Artisans: Financial Inclusion Insights

This study takes a comprehensive look at the relationship between financial inclusion and economic empowerment through contextual factors such as social norms, income, and financial capability among women artisans in Indonesia.

Paper

Women Agents for Financial Inclusion: Exploring the Benefits, Constraints, and Potential Solutions

This working paper explores the benefits of having more women agents, the challenges they face, and potential solutions to promote their participation in the DFS ecosystem.

Paper

Financial Access of Women-Owned Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Viet Nam

This working paper identifies challenges in access to finance for women-owned small and medium-sized enterprises  in Viet Nam and recommends ways to improve it.

Case Study

Informed Design: A Case Study Series (UNCDF/WMBL)

This study examines Women's Micro Bank Limited and UNCDF's design of a branchless banking solution, the Mama Bank Access Point initiative, which serves unbanked women in rural Papua New Guinea. 

Case Study

Informed Design: A Case Study Series (Lucy)

The second installment in a new case study series from FinEquity on informed design and digital financial services (DFS). This study examines product and service design by Lucy, a neobank for entrepreneurial women—specifically Foreign Domestic Workers in Singapore—providing DFS and business-building tools and training through a mobile app to help them start and grow their businesses. 

Paper

Catalyzing Innovation for Women Entrepreneurs

This research, focusing on 328 women entrepreneurs in Samoa, Cambodia and Fiji, explores the challenges faced by women entrepreneurs in accessing and using financing at different stages of their enterprise journey.

Paper

Women & Money: Insights and a Path to Close the Gender Gap

This paper presents research findings on the key challenges women face in accessing digital financial services and the design opportunities for the financial sector, policymakers and regulators, the philanthropic sector, NGOs, and designers everywhere.

Paper

Beyond Wage Digitization: Financial Capability and Economic Empowerment of Cambodian Women Migrant Workers

Findings from a survey of 2,781 participants providing an analysis of the levels of financial awareness, financial behaviors, and economic empowerment of women factory workers in Cambodia.

Guide / Toolkit

Digital Financial Literacy for ASEAN Policy Note

The objective of this policy note is to identify and explore current practices in the implementation of digital financial literacy in the national context and provide best practices and recommendations to AFI members.

Paper

Understanding Micro- and Small-Growth Entrepreneurs in Vietnam, Pakistan and Peru

This report provides an overview of "the current state of strivers" across these countries with an aim to understand the emerging unmet needs through market assessments.