Gender and Cash In / Cash Out (CICO) Networks
Emerging international evidence suggests a positive relationship between Cash In / Cash Out (CICO) network quality and gender inclusiveness, due to both the performance of women agents and the potential for women customers to increase transaction volumes for agents of any gender. However, CICO network expansion does not automatically imply an increase in the proportion of women included as agents and customers - providers and policymakers need to be intentional to ensure greater inclusion.
This slide deck shows how to apply a gender lens to CICO network development and presents case studies that demonstrate how gender-intentional design works in practice.
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