GIZ Helpdesk 2.0 – Collaborative Problem Solving for Women’s Financial Inclusion


“How can we establish a holistic approach to gender, that goes beyond a reflection on total numbers and towards the tangible benefits to women and households?” “How do we approach gender-based agency banking in a culturally sensitive environment?” Finding answers to such questions is a challenge for anyone interested in women’s financial inclusion. Wouldn’t it be cool if you could easily pick other gender experts’ brains to inspire fresh ideas to solve the challenges you are facing?

Deena Burjorjee, IFC Upstream Lead for the Middle East and North Africa

As Deena moves on from her role as FinEquity's first Facilitator we invited her to share her thoughts about FinEquity, WFI, and what she plans to do next.

Deena, please tell us about the very early days of the FinEquity Community of Practice (COP) - who had the idea, what was the need, how did you go about launching the project, and what were the early objectives? 

Bram Peters, Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme

Thank you for speaking with us Bram, for those FinEquity members who don't know you yet, please tell us briefly what you do.

As Programme Manager for the UNCDF’s Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP) I am based in Suva, Fiji. With support from a small team of experts spread out across the region, I oversee the strategic development and implementation of programmes across six Pacific countries.

What does PFIP do, and how does it relate to women’s financial inclusion. 

Sex-Disaggregated Covid-19 Data Resources

Sex-Disaggregated Covid-19 Data Resources

By gathering COVID-19 data trackers and resources focusing on the collection of sex-disaggregated data we can develop a better understanding of how the pandemic is impacting women entrepreneurs, their households, and communities. (This list complements our on-going collection of Materials on the Issue of Women's Financial Resiliency as it Relates to COVID-19.)