Women Mobile Financial Services (IFC-601071)

  • Bangladesh
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Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Sep 24, 2015
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Bangladesh Bank
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  • Finance
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.66 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Aug 2, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Jul 5, 2016

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Project Description
The project will work in partnership with Bangladesh Bank to create a set of data, knowledge and resources which will be leveraged by the mobile financial services sector (MFS) in Bangladesh to increase MFS use among women. The project will allow MFS providers to create strategies for targeting women users; and provide support to build a network of women agents, and launch women focused financial products. In addition, targeted interventions will promote MFS salary disbursements for women workers in the ready-made garments sector, thereby increasing their adoption of registered MFS accounts.
People Affected By This Project
The project will limit the gender gap in financial access for Bangladeshi women through the increased adoption of mobile financial services. Thus, the project will contribute to the World Bank Groups goal of Universal Financial Access by 2020.
Investment Description
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Estimated Total Budget $663,000.00 (Project budget includes all project-funded activities)
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