Divya Hariharan


Divya is a passionate and versatile gender-focused research, monitoring, evaluation, research and learning (MERL) consultant. With a Master’s degree in Gender Studies, she has over a decade of experience in the international development sector, and has worked with governments, bilateral and multilateral agencies and foundations. Her country experience includes South and SouthEast Asia and Africa. Her areas of expertise include sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), nutrition, maternal and newborn health, women’s economic empowerment, gender mainstreaming, gender inclusion, social protection, and livelihoods.

By Divya Hariharan


Women Agents for Financial Inclusion: Exploring the Benefits, Constraints, and Potential Solutions

This working paper explores the benefits of having more women agents, the challenges they face, and potential solutions to promote their participation. It highlights that engaging women agents does not compromise performance and offers collaborative solutions for stakeholders to remove barriers and unlock the full potential of women in the DFS ecosystem.