Advancing women's financial inclusion francophone Africa: Cameroon, the DRC and Senegal
Most finance service providers are actively adopting technology to improve services, but not necessarily their outreach. A key factor identified as a constraint to women’s financial inclusion in all 3 countries (Cameroon, the DRC and Senegal) is that women continue to have fewer legal rights in terms of access and control of assets/ creation of bank accounts. As well, the prevalence of child marriage is a very limiting factor. Barriers to financial inclusion are rooted in women’s status in society, gender inequalities and social norms. National policies on gender equality are a positive step but efforts to promote financial inclusion need to address social norms and related legislation.
Auteur ou autrice(s) : New Faces New Voices
Langage : Anglais