March 25

Analysis: Rwanda Bridges Gender Gap in Financial Inclusion by 10%

Although there are still a number of challenges that continue to drag women behind men in terms of financial inclusion, the number of women who are banked have greatly improved, rising from 24 percent in 2016 to 34 percent in 2021.

This was revealed in a FinScope 2020 Gender thematic report on the state of women financial inclusion in Rwanda.

The research was aimed at identifying and addressing gender financial inclusion inequalities by acknowledging differences among and between women and men and also to promote better informed, gender responsive and effective interventions among others.

Photo courtesy Simone D. McCourtie / World Bank.

Source: The New Times (link opens in a new window)

financial inclusion, gender equality