Female Smallholders in the Financial Inclusion Agenda

Exploring the gender gap through data from smallholder surveys in Tanzania and Mozambique

This Brief explores the gender gap in financial inclusion among smallholder families in Tanzania and Mozambique through unique survey data that allow for a nationally representative look at smallholders. This client segment represents a subset of the better-researched agricultural or rural households observed in other surveys.

Through a gender-based analysis, the brief highlights aspects that financial service providers can look at to tailor financial services to female smallholder needs. It also discusses some key implications for policy makers that are seeking to further coordinate interventions that promote financial inclusion among female smallholders around the world.

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By Emilio Hernandez, Yasmin Bin-Humam, Riccardo Ciacci, Niclas Benni & Susan Kaaria