Pakistan’s Gender Gap in Financial Inclusion

Feb 22, 2023
Pakistan has long struggled with low levels of financial inclusion, with only a small fraction of the population having access to formal financial services. According to the World Bank’s Global Findex, for 2021, just 21% of adults in Pakistan are

Using a Multidimensional Index to Deepen the Discourse on Financial Inclusion

Mar 10, 2022
Over the last decade and more, significant effort has gone into harmonizing definitions and methodologies used to measure and track financial inclusion.

Digital Banks – Optimizing the Focus on Financial Inclusion and Innovation

Feb 7, 2022
The Licensing and Regulatory Framework for Digital Banks unveiled by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) in January 2022 not only heralds a firm resolution by the central bank to shake up Pakistan’s banking industry

Financial Inclusion and the Increasing Gender Disparity

Apr 12, 2021
Over the years a number of policy measures have been designed and implemented to improve the proportion of financially included Pakistanis and expand the uptake of formal financial services. However, from the demand side perspective data reveals that there is

Challenge Funds – The Karandaaz Experience

Mar 29, 2021
Karandaaz has run 10 rounds of challenge funds in Pakistan, and some of the findings provide valuable insights that are worth sharing.

Narrowing the gender gap through Digital interventions

Dec 8, 2020
With a vision statement of “financially included, economically empowered Pakistanis” Karandaaz Pakistan, through all of its four verticals i.e., Capital, Digital, Innovation and Research; is working to develop and promote an all-inclusive and a conducive financial environment and accords great importance to equal provision of financial services to women.


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