Multilateral Development Banks, regulators, financial institutions and international bodies that promote women’s financial inclusion participated in the roundtable, where they shared their experiences in tracking gender- disaggregated data. They also discussed potential mechanisms to bring together investors, regulators and financial institutions to accelerate lending to women-led firms, as well as issues around definitions of women-owned and led enterprises and harmonization of reporting.
The goal of the session was to spur collective action and challenge the international financial community to commit to tracking and growing financing to women. Participants will continue collaborating on improving data collection to drive more rapid and systematic scaling-up of financing to women-led SMEs. The session was co-sponsored by the Women-20.