Gender Performance Indicators: How well are we serving women?
Women’s World Banking recognizes that women should be the face of microfinance, not just in rhetoric but in reality. Microfinance needs a universal analytic framework to measure gender performance if the industry is to move “beyond the numbers,” to consider not only how many women it serves, but how well and with what outcomes.
The gender performance indicators are, by design, highly detailed and comprehensive. However, a key input during their design was the practicality and use for microfinance practitioners. Not every institution has the same priorities or resources. For that reason, Women’s World Banking has ranked each indicator on a scale of 1 to 5 for estimated degree of complexity.