Case Study: Advancing Women’s Financial Inclusion through Gender-Sensitive Business Environment Reform

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2017, DCED – 34 pages

Gender-sensitive business environment reform refers to changes in policy, legal, institutional, and regulatory conditions that govern business activities in ways that account for the dynamics of socially constructed relationships between men and women. A gender-sensitive business environment can play an enabling role in addressing women’s financial inclusion. This case study provides an overview of the business environment constraints to women’s financial inclusion. Furthermore, it highlights from a limited sample, examples of gender-sensitive business environment reform interventions that have addressed the direct and indirect business environment constraints to women’s financial inclusion and details their approaches, success factors and lessons learned.