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GBA Case Study: BancoEstado

GBA Case Study:
BancoEstado

As Chile’s only state-owned commercial bank, BancoEstado has a distinct mandate to deliver financial products and services to the entire population and contribute to a more inclusive and equal country. This Case Study looks at how the bank went from massifying access to financial services for women to unlocking the potential of women’s businesses.

Women in Finance A Case for Closing Gaps IMF

Women in Finance: A Case for Closing Gaps

Women in Finance: A Case for Closing Gaps

This study by the International Monetary Fund analyzes the intersection of gender and finance, examining women’s roles not only as users of financial services but also as leaders in financial institutions and financial supervision agencies. It highlights the need for better data to monitor gender gaps, help researchers understand the drivers of these gaps and their effects, and help design effective policies to address them.

Beta Test: Global Business Case Tool for Financial Services Providers

Beta Test: Global Business Case Tool for
Financial Services Providers

This tool helps the user develop a business case for the Women’s Market by quantifying the market opportunity and estimating an FSP’s direct financial benefits from strategically targeting the female economy – providing strong groundwork for a presentation to senior management to integrate a Women’s Market program into the FSP’s overall strategy. The Excel-based tool also comes with a PDF guide to help the user understand how to use the resource.

WFID Partnership Principles

Women’s Financial Inclusion Data Partnership Principles

Women’s Financial Inclusion Data Partnership Principles

Stakeholders need a complete picture of the gap in women’s financial inclusion to be able to close it – and data is critical to this. These tenets reflect the aspirations and commitments of the WFID partnership (comprising the Alliance for Financial Inclusion, Data2X, the Global Banking Alliance for Women, the Inter-American Development Bank, IDB Invest, the International Finance Corporation, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank Group) to increasing women’s access to and use of financial services by promoting the collection and use of sex-disaggregated data.

How Data Can Propel Full Financial Inclusion for Women

The Way Forward: How Data Can Propel Full Financial Inclusion for Women

The Way Forward: How Data Can Propel Full Financial Inclusion for Women

Data is one of the key elements necessary to create inclusive financial systems around the world. With more and improved WFI data, policymakers can design and monitor WFI interventions, and financial service providers can build a business case for targeting women as clients. This strategy document from the Women’s Financial Inclusion Data (WFID) partnership argues that only through a unified and sector-wide approach to the collection, analysis and use of gender data will women’s full financial inclusion be realized.

IFC Bank of Palestine Evaluation

Evaluation Report: Bank of Palestine Strengthens Women-Owned Businesses and the Economy

Evaluation Report: Bank of Palestine Strengthens Women-Owned Businesses and the Economy

This evaluation report highlights the business results and lessons learned from IFC’s partnership with Bank of Palestine and its Felestineya Women’s Market program.

London GBA Summit 2017

Debunking the Pink Card: The Business Case for Women’s Credit Cards – Mastercard

Debunking the Pink Card: The Business Case for Women’s Credit Cards

Diana Robino shared how Mastercard is championing women’s economic empowerment and the strong business case and development case for payment solutions for women at the 2017 GBA Summit.

How Stock Exchanges Can Advance Gender Equality UN

How Stock Exchanges Can Advance Gender Equality

How Stock Exchanges Can Advance Gender Equality

Building on the 2016 Sustainable Stock Exchange Report on Progress from the United Nations, which highlights five specific targets of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that exchanges are well placed to influence, this report examines the contribution exchanges can make toward SDG target 5.5: ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision making in political, economic, and public life, as well as the gender-specific targets under the other 16 SDGs.

BNY Mellon UN Foundation Return on Equality

Return on Equality

Return on Equality

While women and girls have made significant gains in the past decade in terms of education, health, economic participation and political leadership, gender equality has yet to be attained in many critical areas, and at the cost of substantial and unrealized social and market benefits. This report from BNY Mellon and the UN Foundation explores investment opportunities that can help close global gender gaps.

Reporte Nacional de Inclusión Financiera 2017

Reporte Nacional de Inclusión Financiera

Reporte Nacional de Inclusión Financiera

La Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores (CNBV) pone a disposición del público la octava edición del Reporte Nacional de Inclusión Financiera (Reporte o RNIF), el cual brinda un panorama del estado que guarda la inclusión financiera en el país, a partir de la evolución de diversos indicadores. Este Reporte es elaborado por la CNBV en conjunto con el Grupo de Trabajo de Medición del Consejo Nacional de Inclusión Financiera (Conaif). Por primera vez, el Reporte Nacional de Inclusión Financiera incluye un capítulo con perspectiva de género, el cual tiene como objetivo presentar el panorama actual de la inclusión financiera de la mujer en México. La brecha de género en la proporción de hombres y mujeres que tienen al menos un producto financiero disminuyó dos puntos porcentuales de 2012 a 2015.

Género en el Sistema Financiero 2015

Gender in the Financial System

Gender in the Financial System

This is the English version of the Superintendencia de Bancos e Instituciones Financieras of Chile’s 2016 report, “Gender in the Financial System,” intended to give the international community access to the country’s gender-based data on its financial system. (Versión en español)

ILO Gallup report 2017

Towards a Better Future for Women and Work

Towards a Better Future for Women and Work

ILO, in collaboration with Gallup, surveyed men and women in 2016 to understand their perceptions about women and work. The results suggest that men and women are not always as far apart in their attitudes as conventional wisdom might lead them – and governments and employers’ and workers’ organizations – to assume.

Definiciones Uniformes In Brief

In Brief: Hacia Definiciones Uniformes para el Segmento Mujer

In Brief: Hacia Definiciones Uniformes para el Segmento Mujer

En este In Brief se aborda el complejo tema del avance hacia un conjunto común de definiciones sobre el Segmento Mujer, determinándose exactamente lo que debe definirse, analizándose qué definiciones se están utilizando actualmente y por parte de quién, y elaborándose un conjunto de recomendaciones para promover la convergencia. (English version)

In Brief: Toward Uniform Definitions for the Women’s Market

In Brief: Toward Uniform Definitions for the Women’s Market

This In Brief tackles the complex topic of moving toward a common set of definitions on the Women’s Market by determining what exactly needs to be defined, looking at what definitions are currently being used and by whom, and making a set of recommendations to encourage convergence. (Version en español)

A Buck Short

A Buck Short: What Financial Diaries Tell Us About Building Financial Services That Matter to Low-Income Women

Through the analysis of behavioral data from deep engagements with low-income, economically active women, this report from Omidyar Network includes both rich stories and detailed cash flows over time, offering a more nuanced view of surveyed women’s financial behavior, highlighting key differences from men’s, and uncovering compelling product design recommendations for financial services providers.

Leave No One Behind UN

Leave No One Behind

Leave No One Behind

This call to action for gender equality and women’s economic empowerment by the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment aims to draw attention to the challenges faced by the most disadvantaged women, to bring informal work from the margin to the mainstream, to highlight how discriminatory laws limit choice and to shed light on the centrality of unpaid work and care.

Power of Parity McKinsey

The Power of Parity: How Advancing Women’s Equality Can Add $12 Trillion to Global Growth

The Power of Parity: How Advancing Women’s Equality Can Add $12 Trillion to Global Growth

This report from the McKinsey Global Institute estimates the size of the economic potential from achieving gender parity and maps gender inequality using 15 indicators of gender equality in 95 countries.

Brookings Financial Inclusion

2016 Brookings Financial and Digital Inclusion Project Report

2016 Brookings Financial and Digital Inclusion Project Report

The second annual FDIP report from the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings considers 26 countries across four “dimensions” of financial inclusion: country commitment, mobile capacity, regulatory environment, and the adoption of traditional and digital financial services. The report’s findings show continuing progress across the global financial inclusion landscape.

BLC Bank Video We Initiative

We Initiative – BLC Bank

We Initiative – BLC Bank

BLC Bank’s We Initiative – Women Empowerment Initiative, is the first and only holistic program dedicated to the financial empowerment of women in the Middle East. It targets women in their plurality, as entrepreneurs, professionals, mothers and in their daily lives, seeking to find solutions for their challenges and concerns and aiming to unleash their potential.

The Power of Flexibility: A Key Enabler to Boost Gender Parity and Employee Engagement

The Power of Flexibility: A Key Enabler to Boost Gender Parity and Employee Engagement

Bain & Company research has shown that along with “visible and committed leadership,” women believe “creating working models that support men and women with family responsibilities” to be the most important action to overcoming barriers to women’s progression into leadership roles. This report explores the importance of these flexible workplaces for retaining women.

Digital Financial Solutions to Advance Women’s Economic Participation

Digital Financial Solutions to Advance Women’s Economic Participation

This report from the World Bank Development Research Group, the Better Than Cash Alliance, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Women’s World Banking, given to the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion, examines how governments, the private sector and development organizations can bring more women into the global economy through digital financial services.

2015 Summit: Demand Data Sets – Gabriela Andrade

Demand Data Sets: The Other Side of the Equation

This is the presentation given by Gabriela Andrade, Financial Markets Senior Specialist, Capital Markets and Financial Institutions Division, Inter-American Development Bank, during the panel on Demand Data Sets at the 2015 Global Data Symposium.

The Value of Sex-Disaggregated Data

The Value of Sex-Disaggregated Data

The Value of Sex-Disaggregated Data

Governments and agencies around the world are increasingly prioritizing full financial inclusion of women, but moving the needle is impossible without data on how many women actually have access to financial services and through what channels. The Global Banking Alliance for Women (GBA), in collaboration with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Data2X, has released this report based on interviews with over 50 regulators, policymakers, International Finance Institutions (IFIs) and bankers from around the world that reveals just how this data could inform better policies and prompt the private sector to take on this missed market opportunity.

Everyday Moments of Truth

Everyday Moments of Truth

Everyday Moments of Truth

Bain & Company surveyed more than 1,000 men and women in the US at all career levels, asking specifically about their interest in pursuing a top management position. They discovered that over time, women’s aspiration levels drop more than 60 percent, while men’s stay the same.

Inspiring Women in Enterprise

Inspiring Women in Enterprise

Inspiring Women in
Enterprise

This is a presentation RBS made to the Small Business Banking Network in February 2013. It features an overview of the size of the Women’s Market in RBS’s UK home as well as a discussion of the bank’s multiple global initiatives to expand and improve service to women. It also addresses RBS’s commitment to workforce and vendor/supplier diversity.

Delivery of Innovative Products & Services for Women

Delivery of Innovative Products & Services for Women

Delivery of Innovative
Products & Services for Women

This presentation was made to the Small Business Banking Network in February 2013. It is an excellent source of statistics on the SME landscape in Nigeria as well as the approach Diamond takes to defining its customer segments and serving each one. It also offers a discussion of the importance of banks’ provision of networking and educational opportunities for its SME clientele.