14 December 2020
Closing the financial inclusion gender gap is a key enabler to sustainable economic growth and stability that is much needed in the COVID-19 recovery phase. It is also vital that the progress made over the last ten years is not lost and financial inclusion for women goes forward, not backward.
AFI initiated this study to underscore the role of savings groups in enabling and sustaining the access, use, and overall quality of financial services by women, which is now even more relevant because of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Members are increasingly carrying out gender-focused policy and regulatory reforms, reflecting their commitment to the Denarau Action Plan.