International Women's Forum member Mary Ellen Iskenderian, President & CEO of Women’s World Banking, shares three key points for expanding women’s financial inclusion in response to the impact of the ongoing pandemic.
The aim of the project is to support SHGs by providing them with business training, production skills and marketing information to empower rural women to adopt non-agricultural means of earning a sustainable livelihood.
Facebook is expanding its women-empowerment focused initiative, SheMeansBusiness, to bolster the financial inclusion and resiliency of women-led businesses in Pakistan.
High-level representatives from Latin America and the Caribbean noted that digital means continued to offer alternative modes for countries to achieve their financial inclusion goals and reach worst-impacted groups.
Women’s World Banking’s Fintech Innovation Challenge provides a global stage to highlight fintech innovations focused on building women's security and prosperity in the face of global inequalities.
WWB Capital Partners II is the second gender-lens investment fund established by Women’s World Banking aiming to close the gender gap by investing in high-performing financial service providers that serve low-income women.
Based at the BRAC Institute of Governance and Development in Bangladesh, the Initiative supports rigorous research projects exploring this theme in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.
The financing package consists of $130 million from IFC's own-account and a $270 million syndicated loan from a group of 10 banks.
The awards support innovative COVID-19 response and recovery efforts related to savings groups, in the areas of women’s livelihoods, voice and leadership, violence against women, digital savings groups and more.
The loan aims to help the bank increase lending for climate-friendly projects and to smaller businesses, especially those owned by women.