Beyond access : shaping a gender-transformative approach to financial inclusion
Assessments of local entrepreneurial ecosystems can help identify how inequalities impede women from financial inclusion and from improving their livelihoods. Moreover, assessments can reveal formal and informal rules that structure power relations between women, men, and institutions in the business environment. This brief draws on commissioned research and consultation to inform plans and policies that can shape new research directions in support of more gender-transformative approaches to financial inclusion.
WOMEN'S ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT, WOMEN'S ENTREPRENEURSHIP, GENDER BARRIERS, FINANCIAL INCLUSION, FINANCIAL PRODUCTS, ZAMBIA, SOUTH OF SAHARA, GENDER MAINSTREAMING, MOBILE BANKING, ACCESS TO CREDIT, MICROFINANCE, ECONOMIC BEHAVIOUR