11 September 2020
Gender is a cross-cutting theme in all aspects of society. It is important to situate the wider context of how gender and financial inclusion intersect before we can look at the development of effective policy and regulation. The report presents a broader overview of the gendered nature of COVID-19 and how it disproportionately affects women and girls’ opportunities to be financially included. The report also expands on how women’s financial inclusion can be an enabler in both the mitigation and recovery phases. Finally, the report also presents five pillars or policy themes that can act as buckets for policymakers to focus on.