OECD Development Matters | How we all benefit when women have access to finance

March 21, 2017

Our President and CEO Mary Ellen Iskenderian wrote a piece on how giving low-income women access to finance, specifically, capital to grow her small business, can help us achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

The International Finance Corporation estimates that approximately 65% of women-led small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in developing economies are either unserved or underserved financially. For a women entrepreneur, this means the odds are already stacked against the growth potential of her business. Giving women access to credit and other financial tools will not only help those businesses, it will also help us achieve critical Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Read the full post here.