19 February 2017

Case Study 5: Expanding Women’s Financial Inclusion in Bangladesh

Did you know that Bangladesh Bank has allocated at least 15 percent of its MSME refinance funding to women entrepreneurs?

The participation of women in business is gaining more recognition as a key pillar to economic growth. In recognition of the importance of women’s participation in business for economic development, and in keeping with a constitutional commitment to economic opportunity and inclusion, the Government of Bangladesh has crafted national policies aimed at improving financial inclusion for women. Bangladesh Bank has also introduced several policy initiatives to enhance access to finance for women entrepreneurs and ultimately bring more women into the mainstream economy. Discover more in the case study.  

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