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28 February 2021

Risk Sharing Facilities: Mobilizing Finance for Women-led MSMEs

Access to finance for MSMEs remains a core issue in many emerging and developing economies, especially for women.

Women-led MSMEs may be perceived as too small or too risky to attract finance. Risk sharing facilities (RSF) can reduce the perceived and real risks of lending to women entrepreneurs, who are underserved by the formal financial sector. The purpose of this toolkit is to assist AFI members to conceptualize and design risk-sharing facilities to encourage formal financial institutions to finance women-led MSMEs.

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AFI’s Gender Inclusive Finance workstream is financed by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and other partners.

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