March 11th, 2019

The AFD Group applies progressive approach in gender equality & women’s economic empowerment

By Agence Française de Développement (AFD) Group

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…

March 11th, 2019

BMZ champions women’s financial inclusion

By Natascha Beinker, Deputy Head of the Division “Cooperation with the private sector/sustainable economic policy” at the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

 

In conjunction with International Women’s Day on March 8, 2019, AFI is publishing a series of blog posts including contributions from our donors and private sector partners. Join us in…

March 8th, 2019

Digitization, core focus in advancing women’s economic empowerment at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

By Liz Kellison, Gender Lead, Financial Services for the Poor, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

 

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…

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…