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This paper analyses the drivers of gender gap in financial inclusion, using survey data from Cameroon. As far as access to and use of financial products and services remain a great challenge in developing countries, women are often discriminated against in the financial sector and understanding why and what can explain it is an important issue.

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This paper assesses financial inclusion both in terms of access to and use of financial products and services, by using several indications capturing the supply and demand side of financial inclusion. Moreover, instead of a single analysis, the paper applies a fairlie decomposition method to appraise the contribution of each driver of financial inclusion explaining the gender gap.


Writing this article was a great pleasure as it has contributed to provide more comprehensive analysis on the gender and finance nexus. Also, this article also lead to a better understanding of the role of institutions in reducing inequalities and promoting equal opportunities between individuals, for the quest of a fairer an more inclusive society.

Hermann Ndoya

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This page is a summary of: What drive gender gap in financial inclusion? Evidence from Cameroon, African Development Review, October 2021, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/1467-8268.12608.
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