Gender Finance

20.09.2017 | M. Blimpo, M. Minges, W. Kouamé, T. Azomahou, E. Lartey and al. | World Bank

The purpose of this book is to explore ways to catalyze a new generation of investment opportunities in Africa that leverage the ability of many countries to leapfrog into the future. The book was born from the view that gradualism and...

30.04.2017 | A. Demirguc-Kunt, L. Klapper, D. Singer | The World Bank

There is growing evidence that appropriate financial services have substantial benefits for consumers, especially women and poor adults. This paper provides an overview of financial inclusion around the world and reviews the recent empirical...

30.04.2017 | K. Miles, A. Green | 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...

30.04.2017 | E. Minischetti | GSMA

Despite significant growth in mobile money over the last decade, there are still wide gender gaps in mobile money account ownership and usage. There is valuable data on the gender gap in mobile financial services, but to better target and reach...

06.03.2017 | K. Holloway, Z. Niazi, R. Rouse | Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)

Research shows that when people participate in the financial system, they are better able to manage risk, start or invest in a business, and fund large expenditures like education or a home improvement. Increasing women’s financial inclusion is...

28.02.2017 | FIS Peer Learning Group | AFI

The objective of this Guideline Note on Integrating Gender and Women’s Financial Inclusion into National Strategies is to highlight current practices among the AFI Network and provide guidance on gender and integrating women’s financial inclusion...

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...

31.12.2016 | G. Barrier, E. Minischetti, O. Rowntree | GSMA

Mobile money is widely cited as a game changer for financial inclusion and of the drivers of growth for the mobile industry. However, studies have shown that women are consistently less likely than men to use mobile financial services. This is a...

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...

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