Innovative Financial Products and Services for Women in Asia and the Pacific

Publication | April 2020

This paper examines digital financial services and products—powered by financial technology—as well as low technology solutions that can boost digital financial inclusion for women in remote and rural areas.

New and innovative digital approaches that facilitate access to finance can effectively support the socioeconomic empowerment of women in Asia and the Pacific. The paper outlines the significance of financial technology in overcoming limitations to accessing digital products and services, such as connectivity and literacy issues. It provides recommendations on actions that stakeholders can take to overcome the barriers and promote digital financial inclusion.


  • Introduction
  • Factors Enabling the Emergence and Scale-Up of Digital Products and Services that Empower Women
  • Emerging Digital Financial Products and Services for Women in Asia and the Pacific
  • Recommendations for Asia and the Pacific

Additional Details

  • Finance sector development
  • Banking and non-bank financial institutions
  • Financial inclusion and microfinance
  • Financial markets and institutions
  • Small and medium enterprise (SME) financing
  • Gender
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • 30
  • 8.5 x 11
  • WPS200119-2

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