Women digital ambassadors: Empowering women’s cooperative networks with gender-transformative agent banking services
This is the third blog under the Women Digital Ambassador (WDA) project. It focuses on the digital transformation of women’s cooperative agents in Indonesia. It delves into the challenges female agents face, such as capital shortage and liquidity management, and uses a gender-focused approach to suggest strategies for female agents to overcome these challenges. It highlights the importance of convenience for both customers and agents and emphasizes the influential role of community networks to promote digital financial services. The conclusion stresses the need for a gender-intentional financial ecosystem to ensure equitable empowerment in financial inclusion.
Making bank accounts work for women: Lessons on designing gender-centric financial services
Reports suggest that two out of three women in PNG face domestic abuse. Due to a lack of formal saving facilities for them, women’s hard-earned money often ends up with their husbands, who usually waste it on gambling or drinking. This blog highlights MiBank’s efforts to bridge the gender gap by introducing gender-centric products.
When inclusion is not inclusive: What needs to change to achieve meaningful financial Inclusion for women
Financial inclusion sector’s combined efforts have not succeeded in making an impact on women. Mainly for reasons – significant variations in their behaviour and ecosystem players generally overlooking gender centrality in the design of financial products and services
Gender centrality of mobile financial services in Bangladesh
This consumer behavior research aims to investigate why this is so, examining the gender centrality in digital financial services (DFS) in Bangladesh. The study focused only on mobile financial services as the most prevalent form of DFS in Bangladesh.