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


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.

Key Trends in International Funding for Financial Inclusion in 2016

The CGAP Cross-Border Funder Survey shows that funder commitments to financial inclusion reached a historic high of US$37 billion in 2016.

Taking Stock: Recent Trends in International Funding in 2015

This Brief highlights findings from CGAP’s annual Cross-Border Funder Survey. New commitments in 2015 increased total funding for financial inclusion to $34 billion. Between 2013 and 2015, about one-third of funders decreased their portfolios, while the remainder maintained or increased their commitments.