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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New research from the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, in partnership with Intuit, highlights the key experiences, challenges and opportunities from 1,156 women entrepreneurs in low and middle income countries with particular focus on digital, AI, networks, online gender-based violence, gender discrimination and accessing finance. The Foundation’s CEO, Dhivya O’Connor, shares what needs to be done so that women can overcome challenges and access opportunities.

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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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FinEquityALC's Regional Lead, Mariana Martinez shares her main takeaways from the #FinEquityALC2024 annual convening, on key topics including gender-focused investment, intentional gender regulations and the power of gender-disaggregated data to accelerate women's financial inclusion.

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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 guide introduces a gender-lens analytical framework for lenders to determine whether lending decisions and outcomes in their portfolios differ by gender and, if so, how.