March 8th, 2019

How Rwanda narrowed its gender gap in financial inclusion, Governor John Rwangombwa talks about the importance of women’s economic empowerment

Rwanda is a success story for gender equality policies and women’s equal participation in all spheres of life. In conjunction with 2019…

March 7th, 2019

Empowering women through financial inclusion: Moving beyond access

By IDRC

In conjunction with International Women’s Day on March 8, 2019, AFI is publishing a series of blog posts throughout the week including contributions from our donors and private sector partners. Join us in embracing innovative ways to advance gender equality and women’s economic empowerment.

Financial inclusion can be a key enabler to women’s economic…

March 7th, 2019

Driving women’s financial inclusion through mobile money

By GSMA

In conjunction with International Women’s Day on March 8, 2019, AFI is publishing a series of blog posts throughout the week including contributions from our donors and private sector partners. Join us in embracing innovative ways to advance gender equality and women’s economic empowerment.

As financial services continue to go digital and smartphones get into…

March 6th, 2019

Achieving the ultimate goal of gender balance with DFS

By Thunes

In conjunction with International Women’s Day on March 8, 2019, AFI is publishing a series of blog posts throughout the week including contributions from our donors and private sector partners. Join us in embracing innovative ways to advance gender equality and women’s economic empowerment.

For this year’s International Women’s Day, it’s all about #…

March 5th, 2019

Sex-disaggregated data is key in bridging the financial inclusion gender gap

By Data2X

In conjunction with International Women’s Day on March 8, 2019, AFI is publishing a series of blog posts throughout the week including contributions from our donors and private sector partners. Join us in embracing innovative ways to advance gender equality and women’s economic empowerment.

If we want to improve the lives of women and…

March 5th, 2019

How the AFI network is mainstreaming gender & women’s financial inclusion in the global policy agenda

Did you know that almost one billion women are still excluded from the formal financial system despite progress towards financial inclusion? The gender gap in access to bank accounts remains at a stubborn 7 percent globally, and at 9 percent in developing countries and emerging economies. The gap is larger still when it comes to active…

January 29th, 2019

Digital finance & FinTech: Highlights from the AFI network (and 3 insights into 2019)

 

“The secret of success of humankind is large-scale flexible cooperation.”
- Prof Yuval Noah Harari

As a global policy leadership alliance, the AFI network thrives on close cooperation between member institutions from around the world to advance financial inclusion for the world’s…

November 30th, 2018

This blog post was written and published by UNCDF SHIFT.

Nine key actions to balance women’s financial inclusion and financial integrity

Know your customer (KYC) or customer due diligence (CDD) requirements  that ensure compliance with Anti Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) regimes to guarantee the integrity of the financial system are often cited as barriers to  financial inclusion, particularly…

November 29th, 2018

Financial inclusion: We need a forward-thinking and collaborative approach to succeed

Written by Governor Caroline Abel, Central Bank of Seychelles

In recent years, there has been both national and global efforts to enhance financial inclusion, which is not only about people having access to financial services and products, but also about people having the right knowledge and capabilities, to use these products and services to…

November 9th, 2018

Making access to financial services a citizenry right

Written by Prof. Florens D.A.M Luoga, Governor, Bank of Tanzania

Without access to financial services, it is difficult for people to attain basic social and economic needs. Lack of access to financial services entraps the poor and vulnerable segments of the society in the vicious cycle of poverty, making it harder for them to fully participate in the economy. Access to financial…