The Value of Sex-Disaggregated Data

The Value of Sex-Disaggregated Data

Governments and agencies around the world are increasingly prioritizing full financial inclusion of women, but moving the needle is impossible without data on how many women actually have access to financial services and through what channels. The Global Banking Alliance for Women (GBA), in collaboration with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Data2X, has released this report based on interviews with over 50 regulators, policymakers, International Finance Institutions (IFIs) and bankers from around the world that reveals just how this data could inform better policies and prompt the private sector to take on this missed market opportunity.

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3 thoughts on “The Value of Sex-Disaggregated Data

  1. Dear colleagues … thank you very much for this. It removes a serious info gap!! I look forward to learn more.

    I would like to take this opportunity to share the updated version of my recent paper presented at various workshop, including at the AFRACA/IFAD-Africa ‘’Ruralfinance’’ thematic workshop in Harare; as well as at the ‘’Reseacrh Meets Africa’’ in Dakar, Senegal (see programme attached). The Paper is titled:


    This paper is also posted at the World Bank blog:


    I have tried to make it as comprehensive as possible, yet I would be happy to get your feed backs, comments, or any suggestions on the paper; or forward related resources.

    I look forward to hear from you soon.

    Thanks and Regards

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  2. Thank you for a thought provoking report.
    I think the value of sex-disaggregated data will be realized when ‘gender’ becomes a necessary framework and part of a set of performance indicators for regulators and financial institutions. In India, a country with a large gender gap in financial inclusion, the central bank does not speak of ‘gender’. Search the Reserve Bank of India website for ‘gender’ and there are no records.
    Financial inclusion also needs to be connected to the management and control of money in the home. Both need to be measured to see how or whether the financial inclusion of women gives women greater control of some part of the household’s resources. If money in the family remains male, a bank account alone will not lead to financial inclusion and the empowerment of women.

  3. An impressive share! I have just forwarded this onto a co-worker who has been conducting a little
    research on this. And he actually ordered me breakfast because I discovered it for him…
    lol. So allow me to reword this…. Thank YOU for the
    meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending some time to talk about
    this issue here on your blog.

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