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Gender disparity and effect on financial inclusion

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) estimates that approximately 80 percent of women-owned businesses with credit needs in low-income countries are either unserved or underserved. This is equivalent to a $1.7 trillion financing gap; the difference between funding available and funding needed. Consequently, the global economy does not materialise an annual $330 billion in turnover due…



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