What Explains the Financial Inclusion Gender Gap?
Financial inclusion can play an important role in women’s economic empowerment. Access to formal savings accounts, for example, helps women manage economic shocks while digital payments enable women to have greater control of their income and transactions.
Despite significant progress in recent years and efforts by many organizations around the world to increase women’s financial inclusion, the gender gap persists. Roughly 1 billion women living in the poorest 40 percent of developing-country households remain outside the formal financial system, according to the Global Findex database.
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