Gender Finance

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...

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...

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...

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