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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.

SBIF Report 2018

Género en el Sistema Financiero 2018

Género en el Sistema Financiero 2018

El presente informe de la SBIF constituye la decimoséptima edición de un compromiso institucional que, en lo fundamental, busca satisfacer requerimientos de información asociados al diseño e implementación de políticas públicas en materia de equidad de género. Entrega información de endeudamiento de mujeres y hombres en el sistema bancario chileno.

IDRC Behavioural Finance Report

What Can Behavioural Science Tell Us About the Financial Decisions of Women?

What Can Behavioural Science Tell Us About the Financial Decisions of Women?

A growing number of studies in the field of behavioural science are examining factors that influence financial decisions. This paper reports on the effectiveness of various behavioural interventions that could reasonably be applied by financial services providers to increase women’s access to and usage of financial services.

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.

Exploring FinTech Solutions for Women IDRC Mastercard

Exploring FinTech Solutions for Women

Exploring FinTech Solutions for Women

New digital technologies are revolutionizing the financial services industry around the world. Africa has been an innovation hub in this area, due to its rapid adoption of mobile communication networks. How might the explosion of fintech platforms and applications be tapped to foster greater financial inclusion, especially for women, who are underserved by traditional banking? This scoping paper from the IDRC and Mastercard explores available evidence on the uptake of fintech in Africa and how it is changing the financial landscape.

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.

Powering Potential

Powering Potential: Increasing Women’s Access to Financial Products and Services

Powering Potential: Increasing Women’s Access to Financial Products and Services

This report, a companion to BNY Mellon and the UN Foundation’s Return on Equality publication, shines a spotlight on the opportunity to realize gains — in both gender equality and market returns — by increasing women’s financial inclusion around the world. The goal of the report is to inspire financial services providers to design and market products and services that fuel women’s full economic participation, and to encourage investors to steer their capital toward such companies.

The Women’s Market for Insurance: An Emerging Business Opportunity

The Women’s Market for Insurance: An Emerging Business Opportunity

As the appetite of women worldwide for risk mitigation offerings continues to grow, a strong business case has emerged for insurance companies and banks to deliver tailored insurance solutions to the Women’s Market. Several GBA members are already integrating insurance solutions as part of their holistic value propositions for women. This InBrief explores the experiences of 12 GBA members and partners who participated in a working group to size the insurance business opportunity and share best practices.

Banking on Women Leaders: A Case for More?

Banking on Women Leaders: A Case for More?

Banking on Women Leaders: A Case for More?

The IMF measured the large gap between the representation of men and women in leadership positions in banks and bank supervision agencies worldwide. Their econometric analysis suggests that, controlling for relevant bank and country-specific factors, the presence of women as well as a higher share of women on bank boards is associated with greater bank stability, as represented by higher z-scores and lower nonperforming loan ratios.

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.

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)

AFI Sex-Disaggregated Data

Leveraging Sex-Disaggregated Data to Accelerate Progress Towards Women’s Financial Inclusion

Leveraging Sex-Disaggregated Data to Accelerate Progress Towards Women’s Financial Inclusion

Women are still disproportionately excluded from the formal financial system and make up more than half of the world’s unbanked population. According to the 2014 Global Findex, 58 percent of women had an account compared to 65 percent of men. This gender gap has persisted at 9 percent for developing economies, despite progress to advance financial inclusion. This Guideline Note from AFI explores.

AFI Sex-Disaggregated Data

Sex-Disaggregated Data Toolkit

Sex-Disaggregated Data Toolkit

This AFI Financial Inclusion Data Working Group Guideline Note outlines steps to using supply and demand side sex-disaggregated data to close the financial inclusion gender gap based on the experience of AFI member institutions in a range of countries, including: Bangladesh, Burundi, Costa Rica, Chile, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Haiti, Malaysia, Morocco, Rwanda, Samoa, Senegal, Solomon Islands, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Economics of Banking on Women In Brief

La Oportunidad de la Banca Mujer

La Oportunidad de la Banca Mujer

El Estudio Analítico sobre Banca Mujer, realizado por la AGB, es el único depósito de datos bancarios que miden el desempeño de las instituciones financieras en la Banca Mujer a escala mundial. Ésta es la primera publicación anual de este estudio y aquí se presenta un análisis global de los datos. En los próximos años publicaremos resultados adicionales, a medida que los bancos continúen ampliando sus capacidades para el análisis de datos. (English version)

Economics of Banking on Women In Brief

The Economics of Banking on Women

The Economics of Banking on Women

GBA’s Women’s Market Analytics Survey is the only repository of banking data measuring the performance of financial institutions in the Women’s Market globally. This is the first annual publication of this survey and presented here is an aggregate analysis of the data. We will publish additional results in the coming years as banks continue to expand their data analytics capabilities. (Version en español)

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)

When Women Thrive 2016 Mercer

When Women Thrive: Financial Services Perspective

When Women Thrive: Financial Services Perspective

Mercer’s “When Women Thrive, Businesses Thrive” global report is the most comprehensive look at women in the workplace, covering responses from 583 companies across 42 countries, including data on 3.2 million employees. In this market report, Mercer shares specific data and insights that organizations in the financial services industry can use to map their own journeys to greater gender diversity.

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.

10 Million Strong: The Tipping Point for Women’s Entrepreneurship

10 Million Strong: The Tipping Point for Women’s Entrepreneurship

This annual report from the National Women’s Business Council is a synthesis of the Council’s commitment to supporting women in business by producing best-in-class, actionable research on the most relevant issues facing aspiring and current women business owners and leaders, and identifying – through research and engagement – the unique barriers and challenges of women in pursuit of business.

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.

Preliminary Benefit-Cost Assessment of the Final OWG Outcome

Preliminary Benefit-Cost Assessment of the Final OWG Outcome

The Copenhagen Consensus Center provides information on which targets will do the most social good, relative to their costs. More than 30 of the world’s top economists have assessed the 169 targets from the Final Outcome of the Open Working Group (OWG) document into one of five categories, based on evidence of the economic, social and environmental costs and benefits.

Women-Owned SMEs: A Business Opportunity for Financial Institutions

Women-Owned SMEs: A Business Opportunity for Financial Institutions

Women-Owned SMEs: A Business Opportunity for Financial Institutions

This report seeks to estimate the global and regional size of the women-owned SME market for financial services operating in the formal sector. It looks at the financing gap they face, as well as common financial and non-financial barriers faced by women entrepreneurs. The report also provides an estimate of the IFC’s global reach to formal women-owned SMEs.