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uncdf / UNCDF
Top level group for UNCDF online communities.
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Digital

  • digital / Leaving No One Behind in the Digital Era
    The UNCDF strategy ‘Leaving no one behind in the digital era’ is based on over a decade of experience in digital finance in Africa, Asia and the Pacific. UNCDF recognizes that reaching the full potential of digital financial inclusion in support of the Sustainable Development Goals aligns with the vision of promoting digital economies that leave no one behind. The vision of UNCDF is to empower millions of people by 2024 to use services daily that leverage innovation and technology and contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals. UNCDF will apply a market development approach and continuously seek to address underlying market dysfunctions. In this group you will find updates about all the countries where we are active. You can subscribe also to following specific country groups * Benin * Nepal * Malaysia * Senegal * Uganda * Zambia
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  • digital.zambia / Zambia - Leaving No One Behind in the Digital Era
    In this group you will find updates about our activities in Zambia.
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FinEquity

  • FinequityVancouver / FinEquity in Vancouver
    This is a time-bound discussion group for members of FinEquity attending Women Deliver in Vancouver, June 2019.
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  • finequity / FinEquity - A global community to advance women's financial inclusion
    Welcome to FinEquity, A global community to advance women’s financial inclusion! FinEquity is a platform for learning and exchange on a range of issues related to women’s financial inclusion. Knowledge sharing around pressing questions of the day, such as measurement frameworks for women’s inclusion, understanding social norms, identifying scalable innovations, the role of data, potential and pitfalls of technology, and much more. Our members include researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and donors around the world working on financial inclusion in promoting economic empowerment for women. To participate in the forum, use your email address or the username that you chose along with your password to enter this site, start a discussion or add resources to the library. Remember that you can start a discussion thread as a quick and easy way to: * Interact with other participants on issues of concern to you through the interactive email discussion forum, * Make your own views and experiences available to a wider community of practice by sharing experiences, * Link to or upload your tools, methods and other relevant documents as resources, * Keep up-to-date, and make others aware of upcoming events in this field of work.
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  • finequity.data / Data and Measurement Working Group
    Welcome to the Data & Measurement sub group of the FinEquity Community of Practice. This working group focuses on consensus building around gender data collection, measurement and evaluation and use of qualitative techniques for assessing women’s economic empowerment outcomes. It is for those who expressed interest in this agenda and who wish to be directly linked to colleagues more intimately involved in this space. Key Objectives: * Promote knowledge and use of existing sex disaggregated data sources across a range of use cases for women’s financial inclusion. * Identify data gaps and qualitative tools and best practices for meaningfully filling these gaps. * Encourage uniformity of definitions and indicators across for women’s financial inclusion initiatives to ensure quality and adherence to common standards. * Promote collaboration between researchers and practitioners to ensure relevant and useful data collection.
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  • finequity.snediscussion / Social Norms and Financial Inclusion e-discussion
    *How Do Social Norms Impact Women’s Financial Inclusion and How Can They Be Shifted to Promote Inclusion? ( https://www.findevgateway.org/training-events/how-do-social-norms-impact-women%E2%80%99s-financial-inclusion-and-how-can-they-be-shifted )* ** There is a growing body of research that explores the role of gendered social norms and institutions in shaping women’s financial inclusion and outcomes. Social norms affect women’s access and use of financial services. Norms overlap with a variety of micro, meso, and macro processes, and they have the potential to explain several divergent outcomes for women where the expected benefits from financial inclusion efforts have not accrued as intended. A greater focus on how gendered social norms affect preferences and potentially ascribe freedoms, enhance or inhibit bargaining, or even affect the supply-side dimensions of product offerings and client recruitment would be helpful. To this end, FinEquity is hosting an online discussion with the following objectives: * Define Social Norms that affect financial inclusion and develop a common vocabulary. * Understand how and when social norms intersect with women’s financial inclusion pathways. * Identify the drivers and pathways of social norms change. * Map out challenges in changing norms and evidence gaps. Join the Social Norms Working Group of FinEquity for this online discussion facilitated by leading researchers and practitioners from the financial inclusion community as well as health and women’s economic empowerment communities, to understand how social norms affect women’s financial inclusion and how different actors can address them to promote inclusion.
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  • finequity.socialnorms / Social Norms Working Group
    *Welcome to the Social Norms Working Group of FinEquity! * Social norms as an issue is acknowledged in financial inclusion literature, but there is a very limited experience and evidence around how it related to financial inclusion pathways and outcomes. The Social Norms working group has been created provide a platform for good practice sharing around diagnostics tool, norm change strategies and measurement tools to enable different actors in financial inclusion to support norms change and ultimately achieve economic empowerment outcomes for women. *As a group, our learning goals are: * * Break silos between financial inclusion and other sectors, such as reproductive health, working on normative change for women’s economic and social empowerment * Reach consensus on a theory of change regarding the role of social norms in a systems change approach to financial inclusion * Share lessons learned (positive and negative) on norm change approaches * Educate stakeholders on social norms (talking points, evidence, costing, etc.) and advocate to influence policy and investment * Increase understanding of existing approaches and tools via meaningful training * Increase investments in financial inclusion programming with norm transformative approaches to promote women’s access to and use of finance to promote scale * Increase research around norm change solutions to address cost and scale implications needed to encourage greater investment. The working group is a platform for those who have  expressed interest in this agenda and who wish to be directly linked to colleagues more intimately involved in this space. Working Group Lead: Nisha Singh NSingh8@worldbank.org ( NSingh8@worldbank.org )
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  • finequity.tech / Technology Working Group
    The technology working group focuses on understanding the assumptions around women's use of digital financial services, and how we build the skills, and work together to check and test these assumptions in our work.
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  • finequity.test / FinEquity Test Group
    FinEquity Test Group
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FinLab

  • finlab / Financial Innovation Lab
    The Financial Innovation Lab (FinLab) ( https://www.uncdf.org/finlab/ ) is a global program comprised of three pillars of activities: community, capacity, and capital. The aim of the Financial Innovation Lab is to enable FinTech players to create products and services that meet the needs of underserved communities. This community of practice supports the exchange of information and knowledge across the various countries in which UNCDF FinLab supports initiatives. The community works together towards the common goal of financial inclusion. Here, you can share experiences, tools, and resources to enable and accelerate advancements in inclusive innovation. This is the global community group for all FinLab members. FinLab has the following country level groups to facilitate the sharing of opportunities, resources and knowledge that are country specific. * FinLab in Malaysia ( https://uncdf.dgroups.io/g/finlab.malaysia ) To learn more about UNCDF, and our work globally, visit: https://www.uncdf.org/
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  • finlab.malaysia / Financial Innovation Lab Malaysia
    The Financial Innovation Lab (FinLab) ( https://www.uncdf.org/finlab/ ) is a global program comprised of three pillars of activities: community, capacity, and capital. The aim of the Financial Innovation Lab is to enable FinTech players to create products and services that meet the needs of underserved communities. The community of practice supports the exchange of information and knowledge across the various countries in which UNCDF FinLab supports initiatives. The community works together towards the common goal of financial inclusion. This is the community group for the FinLab members in Malaysia. Here, you can share experiences, resources, and opportunities to enable and accelerate advancements in inclusive innovation in Malaysia. Be sure to also join the global FinLab group ( https://uncdf.dgroups.io/g/finlab ) , which provides a space for cross country knowledge and learnings sharing. UNCDF’s work in Malaysia is funded by the MetLife Foundation. FinLab Malaysia is in partnership with Bank Negara Malaysia. To learn more about UNCDF, and our work globally, visit: https://www.uncdf.org/
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  • e-MFP.refugeeAG / e-MFP Advancing Refugee Finance Action Group
    The Group gathers together professionals in the financial inclusion sector committed to the advancement of Refugee Finance. It is an online community, managed by t he European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP), w h ere resources can be centralized, stored and shared. We welcome members to share upcoming events, data release, blogs, and media regarding good practices on Refugee Finance from around the world.
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