How Regulators Use Sex-Disaggregated Data and Regtech to Enhance Financial Inclusion

Categories : Customer and Users of Digital Payments, Financial inclusion


Financial inclusion of women brings disproportionate benefits to their families and to economic development, yet in many countries an access-to-finance gender gap remains. Sex-disaggregated data (SDD)is key to monitoring and addressing this problem. This study by the USAID and Toronto examines the role that financial services regulators can play in efforts to address financial inclusion of women: how they are using, or could use, SDD to enhance women’s access to and use of financial products and services of the right quality that meet their needs; and how new technologies could help