This report provides the state of play of current and promising efforts that use mobile technology and digitized data to close the gap in access to finance for women in agriculture. It includes three components: 1) a review of the financial characteristics and needs of women in agriculture, based on an extensive literature review; 2) a stock taking of initiatives that use mobile technologies and digitized data for agricultural finance and women’s financial inclusion; and 3) an analysis of gaps in existing initiatives that would increase access to DFS by women farmers, laborers and women-owned agricultural MSMEs. The report also examines the regulatory environment around DFS and ways that regulators are working to increase responsible access to women.
Mobile Infrastructure and Rural Business Enterprises : Evidence from SIM Registration Mandate in Niger
This paper analyses the impact of access to the Internet in China on firm peformance using econometric techiques, the paper looks into what aspects of firm performance were affected, what types of firm communication were facilitated, and what dimensions of the new communication medium were relevant.
Women Wavemakers : Practical Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining Women in Coding Bootcamps
This book addresses two concerns. First that advanced technologies developed in high-income countries would inexorably lead to job losses of lower-skilled, less well-off workers and exacerbate inequality. Second Policies intended to protect jobs from technology advancement would themselves stultify progress and depress productivity, these are addressed using the output effect subsitution effect framework.