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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The concept of financial abuse of women and girls remains an unexplored area within the financial services sector. In our first installment of the "financial abuse mini blog series", Grameen Foundation's Senior Research Director, Bobbi Gray, introduces the subject, provides a working definition, and shares insights on the topic from their work in Honduras.

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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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This webinar introduced the concept of economic abuse against women and girls, discussed a working definition, and provided insights from work by Grameen Foundation, Surviving Economic Abuse UK, and IFC in this sector.

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Seven of FinEquity's WEE Co-Lab partners tested a draft WEE measurement questionnaire, based on a background paper published last year. This webinar shared experiences from the the Co-Lab participants, the final set of indicators as well as guidance on how to incorporate the indicators into your organization's measurement of WEE. 

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Hosted by FinEquity and the European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP), this webinar provided a comprehensive understanding into the concept of Gender Lens Investing, exploring the expected outcomes and potential challenges for financial inclusion players engaged in this field.

Latest Publications

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This evidence synthesis examines a range of studies published to examine the impact of financial innovations that have addressed barriers women face in accessing and using credit for productive purposes. 

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This paper is a call to action for climate practitioners and financial services stakeholders from across public, private, and philanthropic sectors to work together to unlock the full potential of financial inclusion for scaling grassroots climate action.