Women’s Digital Financial Inclusion in Africa

Women’s Digital Financial Inclusion in Africa


African governments are at the forefront of efforts to harness digital technologies to build more inclusive economies.

Double-digit growth in mobile phone ownership in the first half of this decade has triggered a surge of innovative digital tools and services across the continent. However, the benefits of the digital age are not being shared equally. Women—especially those living in poor and marginalized communities—are most likely to be on the wrong side of a persistent digital divide.

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Digitalization Financial inclusion Financial Inclusion


Bill&Melinda Gates Foundation

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