Finscope 2020 Gender Report

The development landscape in Rwanda has changed considerably since the adoption of Vision 2020. The progress made has given Rwandans much hope and the desire to aspire for greater achievements. Financial inclusion is one of the key priority areas (priority area 5) in achieving the National Strategy for Transformation (NST1), which is the key pillar in overseeing the crossover from Vision 2020 to Vision 2050. To strengthen policies that support narrowing the financial inclusion gender gap, the Government of Rwanda (GoR) has supported and participated in the fourth FinScope Rwanda Consumer Survey 2020.

This is conducted by monitoring and evaluating gender interventions driven by the National Financial Inclusion Strategy (NFIS). As shown in this report, there has been an increase in financial inclusion among women, and Rwanda is nearly achieving gender parity in financial inclusion. These are great achievements, however, there is an opportunity to deepen the financial inclusion of women to pair or even go beyond that of their male counterparts.

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