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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. 

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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.

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Digital Inclusion and Empowerment of Women Entrepreneurs in the Post-pandemic Era: T20 Indonesia Policy Brief

This brief provides recommendations to the G20 to support the digital inclusion and empowerment of women-led and women-owned SMEs.

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Gender Lens Investing Landscape: Gaps, Challenges, and Opportunities in Financial Inclusion for Women

This report provides evidence that while microfinance has been a driver of economic opportunities for underserved women globally, a more well-rounded gender lens investing approach is required to generate the level of impact necessary to truly advance financial inclusion for women.

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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.

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Policy Framework on MSME Data Collection: A Guide for Gender Inclusive Finance

This Framework provides data collection guidance for MSME and gender inclusive finance, defines an extended set of MSME finance indicators, and shares best practices to advance financial inclusion for MSMEs.

Slide Deck

Financial Solutions for Women in Rural and Agricultural Livelihoods

This research provides insights on the disproportionate need and strategic opportunity for improving the lives and livelihoods of rural women.

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Why a Segmentation Strategy Matters for Serving the Women’s Market

This paper explores the needs and preferences of specific women’s market segments as well as tries to understand how a segmentation strategy can support banks to better serve different women segments.

Slide Deck

Women in Rural and Agricultural Livelihoods (WIRAL): Review and Synthesis of Literature and Leading Experience

This document synthesizes research conducted and key learnings to date regarding women in rural and agricultural livelihoods incorporating the work of the five core partners convened to further the WIRAL research agenda.