Women’s Financial Inclusion Toolkit

Paving the way for women's economic empowerment

The hindrances to women’s financial inclusion are multidimensional and often interlinked, ranging from legal barriers to restrictive social norms. Depending on the local context, they appear in different guises and their idiosyncrasies need to be understood and navigated. The purpose of this toolkit is to help practitioners working in developing countries navigate and address these barriers.

Leveraging the global work of institutions, donors, and individuals striving to advance women’s financial inclusion, the toolkit provides readers with an overview of women’s financial inclusion and covers the topics of project scoping, design, and implementation as well as impact measurement. It features practical tools, guidance, and specific project ideas. Lastly, it contains seven detailed case studies from various countries with different challenges, target groups, and activities.