Gender Finance

04.01.2017 | K. Miles, A. Green | Access to Insurance Initiative (A2ii)

This paper aims to inspire momentum and increase awareness among insurance supervisors of the transformative potential of gender approaches. It explains how supervisors have started to consider gender dimensions in their work, in particular by...

31.12.2016 | C. Huber, C. Schmidt | GIZ/BMZ, MFW4A, NFNV

Bridging the gender gap in financial inclusion has recently become a policy priority among financial sector policy makers in developing and emerging economies. Yet this focus on women’s financial inclusion is not new. Since 2012, the GIZ has...

30.09.2016 | FinMark Trust | FinScope, Access to Finance Rwanda

This paper summarizes the gender differences in the uptake/usage of financial products and services (both formal and informal) and as such reporting Rwanda’s development towards greater financial inclusion of women since 2012. The report finds that...

31.08.2016 | A.B. Fanta, K. Mutsonziwa | FinMark Trust

This policy research paper examines the significance of the gender gap in financial inclusion in the SADC region with a view to providing policy prescriptions. the paper subjects the FinScope data in the public domain to econometric analysis in...

07.03.2016 | AFFORD, Cherie Blair Foundation, IFC | AFFORD, Cherie Blair Foundation, IFC

This report presents a gendered analytical review of women’s ability to access finance and their dominance in micro and small businesses within the constraints of the prevailing financial landscape in country. It aims to identify and recommend...

07.03.2016 | AFI | AFI

This paper assesses current thinking and policies promoting women’s financial inclusion based on recent publications in this area, 30 interviews with recognized policymakers and thought leaders, and an analysis of 12 national financial strategies...

11.01.2016 | AfDB | AfDB

This report examines the economic conditions and opportunities of women in North Africa from a comparative perspective, with an emphasis on the role that female-owned SMEs may play in women’s economic empowerment in the region. Improving women’s...

30.11.2015 | GSMA Connected Women | GSMA

In this study, the authors focus on Kenya, the most mature mobile money market in the World, to identify where the gender gaps are on the journey to mobile money use and to understand the most common reasons behind these gaps. The findings in this...

31.08.2015 | Women's World Banking | Women's World Banking

This report outlines Women’s World Banking’s research into the landscape of digital savings for women and emerging best practice in the space.

22.02.2015 | NFNV | NFNV

This report provides an overview of the 3rd African Women’s Economic Summit (AWES), held in Lusaka, Zambia, from 24-26 July 2014. The summit attracted over 200 participants from 28 countries, including former and current first ladies from South...

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