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Case Studies of Multisectoral Approaches to Integrating Digital Financial Services for Women’s Financial Inclusion

Despite the best efforts of regulators and policymakers in deepening financial inclusion, there still exists a nine percent gender gap in access to financial services in developing and emerging economies. This figure has remained unchanged since 2011, and accounts for more than half of the world’s unbanked population of 1.7 billion.

Digital financial services (DFS) have shown remarkable growth in several countries. Given the digitalization drives in most sectors, this case study by AFI explores whether the use of DFS in sectors other than financial services can be used to accelerate women’s financial inclusion and reduce gender inequality.

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AFI is the world’s leading organisation on financial inclusion policy and regulation. A member-owned network, we promote and develop evidence-based policy solutions that improve the loves of the poor through the power of financial inclusion.