In the following sections of this blog, we discuss the unique and complex financial lives of these households to set the context for product and process designs, delve into what a savings product for not just women but Low-Income Households (LIHs) in general could look like, and highlight some of the insights from various kinds of financial service providers on the challenges and opportunities in operationalising such a savings product for this segment.
Advancing women’s financial inclusion is a key policy objective for both advanced and emerging economies. Providing access to formal finance is seen as an important lever in helping poor women seize economic opportunities and build a resilient future for themselves and their families.
Loan Rejection Rate for Women-run Business 2 Times Higher than Men. Formal Finance Bias Needs Fixing
Even when women are not the primary borrowers of formal finance, studies note that they remain responsible for ensuring timely repayments.
Digital formal finance can potentially reduce the physical and social distance b ..
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We undertook a study of how digitisation through mobile phones plays out among women and In this brief, we present findings relevant to financial service providers
This paper provides a snapshot of the way digitisation through mobile phones plays out among women in India, based on a review of literature, semi-structured interviews
In this blog post, we share our insights on the level of monitoring and control experienced by women accessing mobile phones.
While phone access and ownership has been rising rapidly in India in recent years, women lag behind on access, usage and ownership of mobile phones across the world but especially in South Asia, including India.
This paper provides an analytical review of extant literature on how low-income women in India and in other countries in the Global South access and use mobile phones
This post provides a brief overview of the gender gap in technology in India.