Savita Bailur, Hélène Smertnik
Digital financial services (DFS), which include mobile money transactions, lending, savings, insurance, and other products, are often touted as the path to financial inclusion for women in emerging markets . The gender gap in access to digital financial inclusion remains high, at 33 percent across low- and middle-income countries. But it varies widely at a country and regional level, narrowing in some areas such as Sub-Saharan Africa (20 percent), East Asia and the Pacific (21 percent), and Latin America and the Caribbean (25 percent). At the same time, the gap remains very high in other regions, such as South…
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