Nearly two years into the pandemic, the economic shocks of COVID-19 are still felt across the globe and particularly by women, who have been disproportionately affected by the crisis. In 2020, Women’s World Banking amplified its efforts to create greater economic stability and security for low-income women, adapting and innovating its work in the face of pandemic restrictions.

Through deepened engagement with policymaking bodies, in-depth research and thought leadership, and far-reaching virtual events, Women’s World Banking enhanced its advocacy in 2020, generating greater awareness of its impact, insights, and initiatives in women’s financial inclusion and economic empowerment. To further advance its mission, Women’s World Banking also made gender-focused impact investments in, and provided technical assistance to, inclusive financial service providers via its Capital Partners Funds I and II. Additionally, its various leadership programs, adapted to a virtual format during the pandemic, helped institutions create inclusive workplaces to cultivate diverse talent and develop innovative financial products and services tailored for women.

For more information on Women’s World Banking’s work in 2020, download the full annual report.

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