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Guide / Toolkit

Rural Women and Financial Inclusion

The purpose of this document is to highlight practical approaches put forward by the sector to guide the work of practitioners in promoting gender-responsive financial inclusion through the design and delivery of appropriate services and products.


Tackling Credit Fairness and Missed Business Opportunities with Reject Inference

 “Reject inference” techniques help financial institutions to increase their credit portfolio profitability by improving the accuracy of their approval mechanisms, with implications for offering credit to women who would otherwise be unable to access it. 

Case Study

The Role Regulators Play in Closing the Financial Inclusion Gender Gap: A Case Study of Costa Rica

This case study explores the steps being taken in Costa Rica to increase women's financial inclusion.

Case Study

The Role Regulators Play in Closing the Financial Inclusion Gender Gap: A Case Study of Fiji

This case study explores the steps being taken by the Reserve Bank of Fiji to increase women's financial inclusion.

Slide Deck

Understanding Users’ Experience With Digital Lending Applications in India

This slide deck shares the results of a survey conducted by MSC and FACE to analyze user knowledge and behavior regarding digital lending applications (DLAs) and digital loans.


Women and Equitable Growth in a Resource-Constrained World

This paper addresses the need to reform the international development finance architecture in ways that expand access to affordable credit for women entrepreneurs in the Global South, especially in sub-Saharan Africa.


2022 Trends in International Funding for Financial Inclusion

The 2022 CGAP Funder Survey looks at the latest trends in international funding for financial inclusion. Understanding the funding landscape can support better funding decisions and coordination, and ultimately lead to better outcomes for underserved people worldwide.


Al-Amal Microfinance Bank's Micro-Letters of Guarantee (Micro-LGs)

This paper describes the development of microfinance in Yemen and the role of Al-Amal Bank in the sector over the past 15 years, then introduces the concept of micro letters of guarantee, which Al-Amal Bank launched in 2020.

Slide Deck

Empowering Rural Women in Mali Through Self-Help Groups

This study highlights the approach used to enable women to access credit and develop income-generating activities that contribute to their empowerment and give them access to microcredit.

Slide Deck

Financial Institutions' Portfolio Quality, Growth and Financial Performance After COVID-19

The information in this detailed analysis showcases the remarkable resilience of the microfinance sector across multiple regions.