Around the world, 2 billion people remain unbanked and women lag behind men in terms of access to formal accounts, credit, and savings products. FinEquity, a community of practice to empower women through financial inclusion, is convened by CGAP. It provides facilitated platforms to share experiences, identify key challenges, document and discuss emerging good practices, and solve common problems associated with increasing equitable access to and use of a broad range of financial services. Learn More

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Since March 2022, the Amazons of Côte d’Ivoire have created nearly 2,000 Village Savings Groups (VSLAs) with over 45,000 members across the country. Amazons are women members of VSLAs who are leaders in their communities. In this blog, CARE’s Aisha Rahamatali highlights how 49 women are using locally-led initiatives in the form of VSLAs to provide financial resources to women and girls in their communities and lift them out of poverty. 


 

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Reflections on the climate session held in the FinEquity Africa Annual Convening 2024 in Addis Ababa Ethiopia, exploring challenges and proposing what will be required for approaches with effective design and delivery of climate-smart financial solutions that will help women build resilience.  

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FinEquity’s 2024 Annual Convening provided a space to take stock of work from its community on climate resilience for women. In this blog, FinEquity's Technical Advisory Committee member, Nandini Harihareswara, shares her top three takeaways on what we are learning from our community on how to improve women’s climate resilience.

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In this workshop, FinEquity, FAW, and RISE explored how gender-intelligent design can play a meaningful role in advancing women’s financial inclusion.

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This clinic examined how financial service providers (FSPs) can use financial diaries research to design and improve product offerings for women.

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This workshop featured one of the key tools from FinEquity's resource guide on gender diversity and leadership.

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This article proposes a pragmatic approach, with tangible use cases and best practices for collecting, analyzing and using gender-disaggregated data to accelerate women's financial inclusion.

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This policy diagnostic presents policymakers with an overview of gender balance in the finance industry and then focuses on key areas for advancing women’s movement into, and active participation in, executive and other leadership roles.

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This paper addresses the need to reform the international development finance architecture in ways that expand access to affordable credit for women entrepreneurs in the Global South, especially in sub-Saharan Africa.