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.

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Making Finance Work for Women

October 19, 2020

Join us in San Francisco with over 125 decision-makers from financial service providers, FinTechs, donors, investors, and research firms as we examine issues in financial inclusion.

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Deconstructing Findex

Insights Into Our Priority Markets

Women’s World Banking conducted first-of-its-kind analysis of the World Bank Global Findex survey data in order to highlight the extent of the gender disparity in financial inclusion. This visual analysis looks closely at gender-disaggregated trends in our priority markets, and highlights opportunities for each market.

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COUNTRY SNAPSHOTS

Women’s Financial
Inclusion

We are working to reach unbanked and underserved women in our priority markets: India, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Egypt, Mexico, and Nigeria. Each market requires a tailored strategy, but common barriers to women’s financial inclusion exist across the board. Here, we’ve compiled snapshots of those barriers and how we plan to tackle them.

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Leadership And Diversity for Innovation Program

Build executive leadership capabilities to close the gender gap in financial inclusion.

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Publication

Unlocking Credit For Women-Owned Enterprises in Southeast Asia through Value Chain Digitization

In Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, & Vietnam, most women owned-enterprises are unable to access formal credit, and value chain digitization represents a key opportunity for financial institutions & digital payment platforms in this market.

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2019 REPORT

Social Commerce Entrepreneurship and New Opportunities for Women’s Financial Inclusion in India and Indonesia

The potential of social commerce to advance women entrepreneurs’ growth and financial inclusion cannot be realized without a deeper understanding of what drives women’s adoption of digital platforms, how women use and perceive them, and how their businesses are changing as a result.

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CASE STUDY

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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CASE STUDY

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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OUR ORGANIZATION BY THE NUMBERS

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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#WWB40Years

Celebrating 40-Years of Financial Inclusion 

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