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Leading Champions in the Financial Sector Agree: Stronger Political Will and More Data are Needed to Unlock Women’s Financial Empowerment
(This blog post was crossposted from the Center for Global Development’s original post, which can be found here.) As the world fights to extract itself from the COVID-19 pandemic, the role of women in the global economy has been correctly cited as an important source for future economic growth. Women took to the front lines over the past two years – in their roles as doctors, nurses and scientists, home providers, home teachers, and caretakers – to save millions from the disease and minimize some of the worst consequences of the pandemic and COVID containment measures on families and communities. But at a meeting earlier this week there was broad consensus from leading champions in the financial sector that women remain woefully underserved by financial services in economies worldwide, undermining their ability to contribute to the post-COVID recovery. Further, as Dr. Elsie Addo Awadzi, Deputy Governor of the Bank…
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