Powering Economies by Investing in Women

Women’s World Banking designs and invests in the market-driven financial solutions, institutions, and policy environments in emerging markets to create greater economic stability and prosperity for women, their families and their communities.

COVID-19’s Impact on Underserved Women

Low-income women are disproportionately impacted by economic shocks, and Women’s World Banking will continue to do research and work with financial service providers in response. View our research, insights and articles on how gender inequality influences the economic effects of Covid-19.


2021 Leadership & Diversity Program for Regulators

Policymakers can be game changers for women’s financial inclusion, yet regulatory bodies face a significant gender gap in representation at senior decision-making levels. This virtual, 16-week global leadership program brings together senior officials from central banks and other regulatory agencies and high-potential women from their respective institutions. Gain leadership skills, inclusive policy knowledge, and an engaging global network.


A Roadmap to Transformation through Investing in Women: AMK Cambodia’s Journey to Empower Women Leaders and Customers

Why do we focus on women as both leaders and customers? Organizations that invest in women leaders invest in women clients. With this connection between women leaders and customers in mind, Women’s World Banking conducted an in-depth case study of AMK Cambodia, one of the financial service providers which has consistently sent its women leaders and executives to our leadership and diversity programs.


Empowering MSMEs: Creating a Better Banking Experience for Women-Led Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Kenya

One of the most elusive questions in financial inclusion is how to facilitate growth of small businesses—and particularly of women-owned businesses. Women’s World Banking partnered with Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) from 2016 to 2019 to optimize financial and business support services for women-led micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Kenya.

Our research found that providing those MSMEs with tailored financial services alongside business support services has a positive effect on business growth and women’s economic empowerment.


40 Years of Building Financial Parity and Economic Resilience for Women

2019 was a significant year for Women’s World Banking, marking our 40th anniversary and continued commitment to building women’s resilience and financial inclusion worldwide. Now building on the success of the last 40 years, we’re looking ahead to continue empowering economies by investing in women’s financial resilience.


Removing Barriers to Digital Financial Services for Women in Nigeria & Pakistan

We worked together with partners in Nigeria and Pakistan to identify opportunities and barriers to digital financial service for women. Find out how this research drove strategic recommendations and the new lessons we all learned along the way.

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Designing Products and Developing Institutions to Serve Low-income Women

In order to better serve low-income women in Sub-Saharan Africa with financial products, Women’s World Banking and Financial Sector Deepening Africa (FSDA) partnered together to increase the capacity of leading financial institutions in Nigeria, Tanzania and Malawi.


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Today our work is more important
and impactful than ever

53 Financial Institutions in 32 Countries use our market insight, product design expertise and leadership training

1000+ Executives from 74 Countries form the next generation of leaders to serve the women's market

30 Million Low-Income Women reached as part of the largest emerging market there is

Women’s World Banking is building a world where women thrive, businesses grow,
and economies prosper.

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Celebrating 40-Years of Financial Inclusion