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Women’s Financial and economic inclusion in Rural Egypt


Titre : Women’s Financial and economic inclusion in Rural Egypt

Pays/Région : Egypte

IATI Identifiant  : XM-DAC-7-PPR-4000003962

Durée : Planned start date : September 1, 2020 // Planned end date : June 15, 2025

Through comprehensive situational analysis, based on the les sons from its SGs programme in Egypt since 2013, and applying best practices from global experiences, UN Women is initiating this programme to support the evidence around the SGs model in Egypt for financial and economic inclusion. UN Women recog nises that majority of rural women lack confidence in managing their own finances and also lack knowledge as well as trust in formal financial institutions. SGs will become an important building block for rural women to develop savings habit and the discipline for accessing and repaying small loans from their own savings capital, thus gradually gaining confidence to then access services of formal financial institutions, including MFIs and banks through mobile wallets. Mutual support that members will provide to each other will also help them gain confidence collec tively, to also participate in local markets as well as value chains.

Specifically, the programme will support women’s financial and economic empowerment through :
* i (i) provision of financial literacy awareness, including through testing use of gamification ;
* ii (ii) facilitating women’s access to savings and loans out of the accumulated savings of the group ;
* iii (iii) ability to use those savings and/or loans to invest in their wellbeing and/or that of their children (health and educa tion) and/or to start and expand a business. SGs can also serve as a steppingstone for women to access larger credit from responsi ble microfinance institutions ;
* iv (iv) capacity development for women members of SGs on business development and technical skills to start income generating projects in areas that are based on the governorates competitive advantage, and support the women-led clusters/SGs to be integrated into higher value chains, and
* v (v) provision of assets and other immediate response measures to mitigate the socioeconomic impact of Covid-19.

Mise en oeuvre  : UN WOMEN (v/h UNIFEM)

Budget  : EUR 3,037,542.66


Objectives / Purpose of activity (pdf)

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