Women

Women-Owned SMEs: A Vital Engine of Growth

Jul 28, 2016
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According to a growing body of evidence, increased female participation in the economy, particularly via women-owned small and medium enterprises has positive effects on economic growth and wider developmental goals and priorities. Despite such mounting evidence, we find that women-owned SMEs and female entrepreneurs face barriers and constraints that severely restrict their growth potential.

Using Digital Financial Services to Bridge the Gender Gap in Financial Inclusion

Apr 12, 2016
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Despite encouraging advancements in the number of first time bank account holders, a startling gender gap persists in financial inclusion as a result of a variety of barriers to access across the developing world.