Gender Gap in Financial Inclusion in Bangladesh (GGiFI)

An Empirical Research Project

Gender Gap in Financial Inclusion in Bangladesh (GGiFI) is a country wide large scale empirical research aims to identify gender gaps in financial inclusion in Bangladesh, with a vibrant team of mostly female researchers from the University of Dhaka and financial experts Centre for Research and Development (CRD) with funding support from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) has been implementing this 2.5 years project .The research will provide policy recommendations and engage with financial service providers to address gender issues. Additionally, the project will offer scholarships to female graduate students to encourage capacity building and incorporate the issue of financial inclusion of women in their intellectual pursuits. The research will also provide training to both financial service receivers and providers, and inform global research and initiatives on women's economic empowerment. The study will involve surveying a large number of households, totaling 3,300.



At a Galance
Gender Gap in Financial Inclusion in Bangladesh (GGiFI)
Study Area (Districts) 56
        Total FGD 66
Total IDI & KII        50 & 70
   Total HH Survey 3300

Key components of the study

Major Objective

[at a Glance]

To develop sex disaggregated data on financial inclusion services in Bangladesh

To identify the status of awareness and knowledge on financial inclusion services among women and men.

To investigate the current status of women’s unmet financial needs both at individual and enterprise level.

To explore barriers that hinder women to use financial services.

To understand different gender dynamics of financial services while considering the experience and perspectives of service providers from a gender lens.

To examine policy gaps in formulating women friendly policy to reduce gender gap in financial inclusion both at policy formulation and implementation level.

To recommend possible future areas of work including research to reduce gender gap in financial inclusion.