Financial Inclusion Is Going Digital. Can Women Follow?

While digital finance has gained market share for years, it is possible no single catalyst has been a greater accelerator than COVID-19. Today, the financial services community has an opportunity to consider which market segments this growth benefits, and which are left behind. Are women -who are less likely to own a mobile phone, less likely to have a smartphone, and less likely to access the internet – participating in these digital solutions? In this post, we show the evidence of growth in digital finance and consider the implications for women.

Themes: COVID-19, Digital Payment Ecosystems, Financial Inclusion, Women’s Empowerment