Edlira Dashi

Edlira Dashi leads the Cross-Border Funder Survey for Financial Inclusion, a CGAP initiative implemented in partnership with MIX. She also contributes to CGAP’s goal of driving informed decision-making in the sector through tailored analytics and insight on the financial inclusion landscape.
Prior to joining this project, Edlira led the Cosmetics Marketing and Sales Department for Orbico Group in Albania. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the American University in Bulgaria in Economics, Political Science, and International Relations and is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in Management of Sustainable Development at Libera Universita Maria Santissima Assunta in Rome. She speaks fluent English, Italian, and Albanian.

By Edlira Dashi


3 Trends in Women’s Financial Inclusion Funding

Funding for women's financial inclusion is on the rise, but just 10 percent of financial inclusion programs are identified as having a gender component, according to the CGAP Funders Survey.

2018 Trends in International Funding for Financial Inclusion

International funding increased by 12 percent in 2018 to approximately US$47 billion, a trend that has been consistent over the past five years. A third of international funders have been purposefully aligning their financial inclusion efforts to the achievement of SDGs.

Women’s Financial Inclusion: Are Funders Moving the Needle?

Many countries with significant funding for women’s financial inclusion are seeing a widening gender gap. What does this mean for funders?

Who’s Getting Financial Inclusion Funding in Sub-Saharan Africa?

Funding for financial inclusion in Africa has reached $4.7 billion, up 270 percent over the past several years. So which countries are getting the most funding? And are these investments making a difference?

5 Highlights in Financial Inclusion Funding

Funder commitments to financial inclusion reached a historic high of $37 billion in 2016. See what else the latest CGAP funder survey reveals.