A Policy Framework for Women-Led MSME Access to Finance

Financing insights on women-led MSMEs from emerging markets

The preparation of this Policy Framework was led by the SME Finance Working Group in collaboration with the Gender Inclusive Finance team and the DFS Working Group. A survey questionnaire was distributed followed by targeted interviews to the members of the SME Finance Working Group to review and document the efforts of policymakers and regulators in their countries to facilitate access to finance for women-led MSMEs and how ecosystems influence and are influenced by women entrepreneurs.

The Framework provides guidance to regulators and policymakers from the AFI network and beyond, in developing policies and regulation to advance women-led MSMEs’ access to finance.

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By Nik Kamarun , Diana Taty Azman