Gender Finance

30.04.2017 | E. Minischetti | GSMA

This study paints a comprehensive picture of women’s mobile money journey in Mali and Cote d’Ivoire. Using primary and secondary data sources and a combination of supply- and demand-side data, we aimed to understand women’s adoption and usage of...

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...

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...

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...

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