Measuring Women’s Financial Inclusion: The Value of Sex-Disaggregated Data
This research concludes that a number of challenges exist at the bank, national and global levels for the widespread collection of sex-disaggregated supply-side data. A lack of awareness of the value or importance of sex-disaggregated data both within regulatory agencies and banks was cited as the primary challenge. The second challenge limiting collection was that many systems or processes are not set up to capture the data. The third most important challenge was that although some data might be available, it is either not based on international standards or may be inaccurate. The final challenge found was that although some governments may be able to collect the data, it may not be used or distributed widely.