WASHINGTON DC, Nov 29 (IPS) – Many women in Pakistan remain financially excluded. In 2020, only 7% of the female population had a formal account. One of the reasons for this is that agent networks — the bridge between the cash economy and digital financial services — remain largely inaccessible to many women. Approaching policy and regulation through a gender-intentional lens that considers prevailing social norms can help regulators affect positive change in this arena.Read the full story, “Pakistan: Gender-Intentional Policy Can Make Agent Banking Work Better”, on globalissues.org →

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