Yasmin Bin-Humam

Financial Sector Specialist

Yasmin Bin-Humam currently supports CGAP’s project on supply-side gender disaggregated data for financial sector regulators and supervisors. She also leads CGAP’s work stream on the nexus of gender norms and financial sector regulation and supervisory practices, and continues to support institutional change management for CGAP’s application of a gender lens across all CGAP work programs. 

Previously Yasmin launched and managed the FinEquity Community of Practice on women’s financial inclusion, led exploration of women’s participation in informal online commerce, and shepherded CGAP’s initial diagnostics of social norms barriers to women’s financial inclusion. 

Before joining CGAP, Yasmin developed indicators measuring women’s equality under the law for the World Bank’s Women, Business, and the Law project and contributed to publications on legal barriers to women’s economic empowerment. Her previous research includes the historical evolution of labor and family law reform in countries around the world, and she has compiled legislation on banking, nonbank financial institutions, and consumer protection regulations. Her earlier work experience spans the public, private, and nongovernmental sectors.

Yasmin has Juris Doctorate and Master’s degrees from Georgetown University and a Bachelor’s degree in economics from Harvard.

By Yasmin Bin-Humam


Guidance for Regulators: Applying Gender-Intentional Approaches

With gender-based exclusion and differences in the financial sector being so pervasive –financial sector regulators and supervisors can apply gender-intentional approaches in order to drive better outcomes for women.

Women Are Being Digitally Excluded Globally – How Do We Fix That?

On this International Women's Day, we reflect on the state of women's digital and financial inclusion globally. At CGAP, we believe digital financial inclusion is a necessary condition for women to be digitally included and economically empowered.  

Break the Bias: Evidence Shows Digital Finance Risks Hit Women Hardest

CGAP has identified dozens of consumer risks facing digital financial services users around the world, and emerging evidence suggests women are more at risk than men. Here are some ways to mitigate these risks for women.

Forging Her Own Path: Women and Informal Online Commerce

A growing number of financially excluded women are running businesses over social media platforms to improve their lives. What What does this mean for women's financial inclusion?

Business Her Own Way: Creating Livelihoods Through Informal Online Commerce

This Focus Note outlines the characteristics of IOC, maps the personas of the women who engage in it, and provides guidance to funders looking to support women to generate livelihoods through IOC.