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The Exchange for Innovative Access
to Finance for Women


News and Events

Is Digital Finance the Answer to Giving Women-Owned MSMEs Access to Credit?

Read our latest blog.

We held our fireside chat, Gender and tech: The Necessary Frontier on 29 March. We will share the webinar recording soon.

Women in many countries face difficulty accessing finance because of traditional credit scoring models. This blog explains how gender-responsive credit scoring model that considers women-specific data for the algorithms helps financial inclusion. Click here to read more.

ADB recently subscribed to the first certified gender bond issuance  in Georgia. We hosted a webinar on 15 March highlighting the lessons learned from this first issuance of gender bond in Georgia by JSC Crystal MFO. We will share the webinar recording soon.

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View this short video clip to hear our Senior Digital Technology Specialist, Lisette Cipriano talk about the significance of financial inclusion and how ADB is promoting financial inclusion of women.

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In Focus



Innovation and


 We support FIs in the identification and selection of cutting-edge technologies to facilitate gender-responsive and sustainable financing.

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Funding Opportunities

We explore funding and co-financing opportunities to support FIs  in boosting  lending to women and women's businesses.

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Sustainable Finance

We encourage   sustainable finance in our partner FI's lending and investments.  

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Women’s Finance Exchange (WFX) is an ADB initiative to support financial institutions (FIs) and their women borrowers through innovative solutions. Women-owned businesses all over the world face significant challenges when seeking financial services. Estimates show that almost 70% of women-owned small and medium enterprises in the formal sector in developing countries are unserved or underserved. The WFX aims to reduce this gender gap in financial inclusion in Asia and the Pacific by addressing these challenges .


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