Shaping Inclusive Finance Transformations (SHIFT)

The SHIFT programme advances women’s economic empowerment and market participation by unlocking financial markets and integrating women-centric strategies in growing inclusive enterprises. SHIFT achieves this by using innovative financing mechanisms to extend investments in last mile financial structures, by working with governments to establish and roll out financial inclusion policies, and by creating opportunities for technology and information to improve the customer journey.

SHIFT’s target is to assist 6 million low-income consumers, and small and growing enterprises, to use well-regulated and affordable financial services by 2020. At least 65 percent of low income consumers will be women, while 100 percent of small and growing enterprises will be significantly women-owned or employing/serving women.

June 2016
Financial Inclusion
Women Empowerment