Funding opportunity: Fostering innovative business models for women’s financial inclusion

The second window of the Challenge Fund titled “Fostering innovative business models for women’s financial inclusion” will award up to US$1.8 million in matching grants to projects offering either an innovative approach or scaling-up an existing approach for financial service delivery to women in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam.  Closes 15 April 2016.

Digitizing Financial Solutions to Advance Women’s Economic Participation

View event details here.  Presenter(s): Dr. Ruth Goodwin-Groen, Better Than Cash Alliance, and Dr. Leora Klapper, The World Bank Date: February 4, 2016 - 9:00am - 10:30am We recognize that greater participation by women in national economies can drive economic growth and stability, but how do we increase this participation? Digital financial services present an innovative way to improve women's >> Read more

Debate on women’s access to finance (April 20, 4:30pm)

The IFC is hosting an interactive debate on women's access to finance. Ensuring access to capital for women is pivotal if we want to enable all to participate in the financial system--the goal of the 2020 Financial Inclusion agenda. Recipients of the IFC CEO Gender Award will also be recognized. Register here.