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Co-Authored: Policy Frameworks to Support Women’s Financial Inclusion

The importance of improving financial inclusion for women is receiving an increasing amount of attention. Recent research provides solid evidence that when women—50% of the world’s population—participate in the financial system, there are significant benefits in terms of economic growth, greater equality and societal well-being. However, despite significant advances in financial inclusion for both men and women between 2011 and 2014, women still lag behind in access and usage of financial products and services.

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