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8 January 2024
Addressing Asia and the Pacific's urgent need for affordable, green housing is vital for women's resilience and sustainable development. It requires inclusive policies, awareness, gender-sensitive financing, and technology-enhanced access to financing.
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New brief: Sustainable Finance Benefits From a Gender Lens
Our latest brief outlines why investing in women makes economic sense and explains how financial institutions can incorporate gender into sustainable financing in Asia and the Pacific. It sets out ways financial institutions can weave gender into their lending processes, strategy, product development, and data analysis to increase the role of women in green finance and bolster their long-term resilience. This material is available for members only. Sign up/ Log in.
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ADB Fintech Innovation Challenge: Digital Financial Inclusion for Women Entrepreneurs in Nepal
Share your tech solution to help women entrepreneurs in Nepal access the finance they need to thrive.
Women in Nepal struggle to access finance to help them build their businesses and secure their livelihoods, because they often lack the required paperwork and collateral.
What we are looking for:
We are seeking out technology solutions or applications that can help financial institutions analyze alternative data points and can provide alternative credit scoring models. Access to real time data insights can expand lending to women entrepreneurs in Nepal, making a big difference in their lives.
Join our challenge and provide your solution to make a real impact for women led businesses in Nepal!
Enter the Technology Innovation Challenge for Nepal here: https://challenges.adb.org/tech4inclusion
Apply by 10 February 2024.
The winning technology solution provider will win USD 50,000 in seed funding towards evolving the solution to the bank’s needs. The finalists and other participating solutions will be part of ADB’s technology solutions portfolio.
Who We Are
We empower women-owned and led businesses in Asia and the Pacific by assisting financial institutions in providing gender-responsive and sustainable finance through the adoption of cutting-edge technologies.
We held a “Spotlight on Gender-Inclusive Green Finance” event at ADB’s Gender Forum on 22 November, sharing global trends and discussing how to catalyze and scale up gender inclusive green finance in Asia and the Pacific. The event was introduced by ADB’s Director General of the Private Sector Operations Department, Suzanne Gaboury. Speakers highlighted key insights from innovative projects at the intersection of green and gender. The event was attended by over 400 participants from 70 countries, including representatives of government agencies, the private sector, academia and civil society. Visit ADB Gender Forum's event website for more information. See our session's photos here.
What We Do
We support FIs in the identification and selection of cutting-edge technologies to facilitate gender-responsive and sustainable financing.
We provide tailored knowledge solutions to enhance our partners' capacity in delivering inclusive financial services.
We explore funding and co-financing opportunities to support FIs in boosting lending to women and women's businesses.
We encourage and assist the implementation of sustainable finance in our partner FI's strategy, operation, products and services.
The Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) is our co-financing partner. We-Fi is a collaborative partnership among 14 governments, eight multilateral development banks (MDBs), and other public and private sector stakeholders, hosted by the World Bank Group.