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.


Introducing the Making Finance Work for Women Thought Leadership Series

Women’s World Banking’s new event series gives you a continuous deep dive into our research, expertise and upcoming projects while providing a platform for you to engage on these urgent topics. Join our first event, “Empowering Women on a Journey Towards Digital Financial Capability,” on April 28th.


Reaching Financial Equality for Women

Drawing on decades of experience, research and in-field activity, Women’s World Banking, the Better Than Cash Alliance, the World Bank, and UNCDF developed the following 10-point action plan to end the continued economic exclusion of half the world’s population. As governments and companies take steps to repair economies, the 10 actions described in this report will ensure stronger, more resilient economies that build on the strengths of women and girls.


Algorithmic Bias, Financial Inclusion, and Gender: A primer on opening up new credit to women in emerging economies

Historically, women have faced unconscious bias in lending decisions. Algorithm-enabled credit decisions have the potential to create a level playing field for female customers worldwide—but only if we find and mitigate biases emerging through technology inputs and processes. In this report, explore promises and pitfalls of using digital tools to open up new credit to women individuals and entrepreneurs.


Empowering Women on a Journey Towards Digital Financial Capability

Financial inclusion is becoming more and more digital. To accelerate this journey to digitization, and not let women customers be left even further behind, we need to ensure policymakers and FSPs focus on effectively supporting women customers build their digital financial capabilities, so they can use digital financial services with ease and confidence. Read our report focusing on putting the power where it belongs —in the hands of women.


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.


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