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Making Digital Finance Work for Women in the MENA Region

Despite progress over the past few years, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region still has the largest gender gap in terms of women’s economic participation in the world. This economic divide also holds true for financial inclusion.  Innovative Digital Financial Services (DFS) have strong potential to accelerate women’s financial empowerment. The opportunities and challenges are explored here by showcasing 14 case studies from the Arab Women’s Enterprise Fund (AWEF) and other organizations working in the region.