Women’s Digital Financial Inclusion in Africa

Women’s Digital Financial Inclusion in Africa

Abstract

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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Tags

Digitalization Financial inclusion Financial Inclusion

Authors

Bill&Melinda Gates Foundation

Additional Information

Date published

01/07/2019

Document Type

Research

Geographies

Africa

Target

General, Policymakers

Pages

24

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