20 March 2023

Increasing Women’s Financial Inclusion and Closing the Women’s SME Credit Gap In Zimbabwe Through Enabling Financial Policy and Regulation

The MSMEs are the key driver of economic growth in Zimbabwe, contributing over 50 percent of the GDP and over 60 percent of the productive workforce. 

They employ about 5.7 million people, of which the majority are women. Despite this progress, MSME loans to total bank loans are still low, meaning access to finance for MSMEs is still a challenge, especially for women-owned businesses. Learn what Zimbabwe has adopted to ensure an integrated approach to facilitating MSMEs to effectively contribute towards developing an inclusive and sustainable economy.

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