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  • Inclusive Digital Economies
    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 the countries where we are active: in Asia, Africa, and the Pacific. As well as news or publications of interest to the development of inclusive digital economies.
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  • Entrepreneurs et Start-ups du Burkina Faso
    Entrepreneurs et Start-ups du Burkina Faso
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  • Uganda - Building Inclusive Digital Economies
    Welcome to the UNCDF Uganda community.  This community of practice includes, MNOs, financial service providers, fintechs, regulators and other players active in the digital economy space. In this group, you will find updates about our activities in Uganda and discussions on how to build inclusive digital economies. Topics will vary across sector and customer segments and will cover policy issues or technical questions. The community is managed and moderated by UNCDF.
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  • Zambia - Building Inclusive Digital Economies
    In this group, you will find updates about our activities in Zambia and discussions on how to build inclusive digital economies. Topics will vary across sector and customer segments and will cover policy issues or technical questions. The community is a closed group of MNOs, FSPs, regulators, Fintechs, etc Stakeholders actively developing services for the Zambian market.
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FinEquity

  • 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 - A global community to empower women through financial inclusion.
    Welcome to FinEquity, A global community to empower women through financial inclusion! FinEquity is a platform for learning and exchange on a range of issues related to women’s financial inclusion and women's economic empowerment. 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, policymakers, 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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  • FinEquityALC – Una comunidad para promover la inclusión financiera de las mujeres en América Latina y el Caribe.
    Bienvenido a FinEquityALC, el grupo de discusión en español de FinEquity, donde los miembros pueden compartir contenido entre colegas y organizar discusiones grupales. El objetivo del listado de usuarios es proporcionar a los miembros un foro dedicado para participar activamente en la inclusión financiera de las mujeres en América Latina y el Caribe. Los blogs, publicaciones y eventos destacados se pueden encontrar en la página de FinEquityALC, que se actualiza regularmente. FinEquity es una plataforma para aprender e intercambiar ideas sobre una variedad de temas relacionados con la inclusión financiera de las mujeres. FinEquity promueve el intercambio de conocimientos sobre tendencias emergentes, como marcos de medición para la inclusión de las mujeres, normas sociales, identificación de innovaciones escalables, el papel de los datos, el potencial y los desafíos de la tecnología, y mucho más. Nuestros miembros son investigadores, profesionales, hacedores de políticas y donantes de todo el mundo que trabajan en inclusión financiera para promover el empoderamiento económico de las mujeres. Para participar en el foro de discusión de FinEquityALC, use la dirección de correo electrónico o el nombre de usuario que eligió junto con su contraseña para ingresar a este sitio, y así podrá iniciar una discusión o agregar recursos a la biblioteca. Recuerde que puede comenzar un hilo de discusión como una forma rápida y fácil de: * Interactuar con otros participantes sobre temas que le interesen a través del foro interactivo de discusión, * Compartir sus puntos de vista y experiencias, y ponerlos a disposición de una comunidad de práctica más amplia, * Agregar enlaces o cargar sus herramientas, métodos y otros documentos relevantes, como recursos para la comunidad, * Mantenerse actualizado y hacer que otros miembros estén al tanto de los próximos eventos en este campo de trabajo. * Si usted es nuevo utilizando la plataforma dgroup , explore esta guí­a básica ( https://www.findevgateway.org/sites/default/files/guide_to_dgroups_basics_spanish_complete_document.pdf?utm_source=COP+FinEquityALC+announcement&utm_campaign=COP+FinEquityALC+announcement&utm_medium=email ).
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  • Impact Pathways Learning Theme
    *Welcome to the Impact Pathways Learning Theme resources and discussion space of the FinEquity Community of Practice*. FinEquity’s current priorities within this learning theme are to promote learning and solutions focused on: * Understanding the pathways by which access to and use of financial services contribute to increasing women’s resilience. * Moving the narrative from one of generalized impacts of financial inclusion on women to a more nuanced understanding of the types of outcomes we are trying to effect, and subsequently integrating relevant metrics into our work. * Sharing and developing tools to integrate a strong gender analysis into the design of financial inclusion research and initiatives.
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  • 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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  • Gender Transformative Solutions Learning Theme
    *Welcome to the Gender Transformative Solutions Learning Theme's resources and discussion space of FinEquity! * Gender-transformative solutions for financial inclusion are focused on creating equitable financial systems that enable everyone, regardless of their gender, to overcome supply- and demand-side constraints and improve their lives and livelihoods on equal terms. To this end, FinEquity’s current priorities within this learning theme are to promote learning and solutions focused on: * Getting a deeper understanding of the underlying causes of gender inequality (such as social norms), how they impact women’s financial inclusion, and the incentives for different market actors to support shifts in norms. * Understanding the differentiated needs of women. Women are not a homogenous group, they have different financial service needs based on their age, location and  jobs/roles, in addition to their socio-economic context. Providers need to develop comprehensive value propositions and integrated solutions to address the needs of specific segments. * Promoting equitable financial market systems where financial service providers have the incentives to proactively serve women clients, supported by a regulatory framework and infrastructure that enable women's ability to use and benefit from financial services. Technical Lead: Nisha Singh NSingh8@worldbank.org ( NSingh8@worldbank.org )
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  • Digitally Enabled Financial Inclusion Learning Theme
    *Welcome to the Digitally Enabled Financial Inclusion Learning Theme of FinEquity's Community of Practice* Financial services are increasingly delivered through digital technology. The pervasive gender gap in mobile phone ownership and usage, as well as other unique challenges associated with digital technologies compounds challenges around women’s financial inclusion. Unfortunately, rather than expediting access to financial services, digitization often acts as a significant barrier. To bridge the divide and reach women with Digital Financial Services (DFS), an intentional and coordinated approach is required. To this end, FinEquity’s current priorities within this learning theme are to promote learning and solutions focused on: * Understanding and addressing the capacity barriers associated with DFS - such as digital financial literacy ( DFL ) and its enablers. * Understanding and unpacking the normative barriers impacting adoption and usage of DFS for women. * Promoting design approaches that enable women to move from access to usage to impact.  This requires collectively ensuring that the wants, needs and realities of women are appropriately considered and addressed.
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  • FinEquity Test Group
    FinEquity Test Group
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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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  • 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 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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