Effective coaching–designed to impart basic financial education and livelihood skills– is a critical ingredient of programs aiming to graduate households out of extreme poverty. How can we more effectively train coaches to address differentiated needs? Impact research plays a crucial role in filling this knowledge gap.
Tablet-based apps are being used to address a range of development issues, such as health, education, and personal finance. Fundacion Capital's LISTA App is one tablet-based education tool helping to bridge the financial education gap in Colombia.
For governments, the collection of sex-disaggregated data begins a virtuous cycle, where its availability informs stronger, evidence-based policymaking and helps regulators evaluate the effectiveness of policies intended to promote financial inclusion.
Ensuring that women have access to formal financial services can help to address many of the economic gaps between men and women worldwide. World Bank Group's Gender Strategy puts women’s economic empowerment—and the financial services necessary to achieve it—high on the agenda.