Estudio de Caso: Access Bank
La segmentación estratégica del Segmento Mujer de Access Bank ha impulsado un sólido crecimiento en el portafolio de mujeres en este banco nigeriano. Este estudio de caso explora cómo el banco desarrolló su estrategia y delinea varias de las innovaciones que el banco ha instituido para acercarse hacia las mujeres en Nigeria y en toda África. (English version)
GBA Case Study: Access Bank
Access Bank’s innovative Women’s Market segmentation strategy has propelled strong growth in the women’s portfolio at the Nigerian powerhouse. This Case Study explores how they went about developing their strategy and some of the innovative ways they are reaching out to women in their home base and across Africa. (Versión en español)
Disruption that Enhances the Value Proposition for Women
Naomi Ndele shared how KCB Kenya is leveraging technology to address women’s financial inclusion at the 2017 GBA Summit.
FMO’s Female Leadership Journey
The Female Leadership Journey program is a partnership between the Dutch development bank FMO and Access Bank Ghana to unleash the potential of female leaders of the future. Learn more in this video.
Delivery of Innovative
Products & Services for Women
This presentation was made to the Small Business Banking Network in February 2013. It is an excellent source of statistics on the SME landscape in Nigeria as well as the approach Diamond takes to defining its customer segments and serving each one. It also offers a discussion of the importance of banks’ provision of networking and educational opportunities for its SME clientele.
Women in Business 2011
This presentation was made to the 2011 GBA membership at that year’s Annual Summit. It offers a good overview of the SME landscape in Uganda, including degree of access to finance and market opportunity for banks. Also included are a comprehensive discussion of dfcu’s Women in Business program and its results to date.
Advancing Women’s Entrepreneurship: Overcoming Constraints to Serving Women in Business
This presentation was made to the Small Business Banking Network in February 2013. It focuses on Ugandan women’s lack of property rights, the difficulties that creates for traditional collateralized lending, and the creative solutions dfcu has devised for its women clients, with an overview of results achieved to date.
Mobile Value Added
Services: A Business Growth Opportunity for Women
This report by the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women finds that micro-entrepreneurs, representing 98% of entrepreneurial activity in the three markets the report examines (Egypt, Nigeria and Indonesia), offer the biggest opportunity for mobile value-added services adoption.
Faire Progresser L’Inclusion Financiere des Femmes en Afrique
Sur le continent africain, où le niveau global d’inclusion financière est déjà faible, il est particulièrement difficile pour les femmes d’accéder aux services financiers par rapport aux hommes. Ce document de politique générale expose une série de recommandations pour les décideurs politiques, à savoir les entités gouvernementales, les banques centrales et les autorités de réglementation, destinées à traiter cette question.
Advancing African Women’s Financial Inclusion
On the African continent, characterized by a low level of financial inclusion overall, the lack of access to financial services for women is acute when compared to that of men. This policy brief by GIZ and Alliance member New Faces New Voices lays out a set of recommendations for policy makers, central banks and other regulatory authorities that are designed to tackle this issue.
Africa: Women’s Economic Empowerment Opens up a World of Opportunity
This research note from Standard Chartered highlights the pivotal role that women can play in Africa’s future growth. Research has shown that when economically empowered, women are more likely to lower household poverty and to invest money in the future of human capital in society.
Solutions for Financial Inclusion: Serving Rural Women
This 15-page report from Women’s World Banking highlights the specific gender-based social, cultural and legal barriers that rural women face in accessing and using financial services in Uganda, and examines the operational challenges to sustainably serving this market.
Doing Business: Women in Africa
This report from Alliance member SELFINA profiles seven women entrepreneurs from across Africa and explores regulatory and other obstacles they overcame to create and expand enterprises.
Banking on Women in
Business: Exim Bank
This IFC Case Study on Exim Bank provides a brief overview of the increasingly competitive financial services sector in Tanzania, the opportunity that women-owned small & medium enterprises represent, and possible tactics for tapping the woman-owned SME market.
Banking on Women
in Business: Access Bank
This IFC Case Study offers a brief description of the business landscape for women in Nigeria, as illustrated by the story of Muni Shonibare, a Nigerian woman entrepreneur with a furniture-making business, whose clients included Mobil and Hilton Hotels. Access Bank provided her with $800K in expansion capital.