What is it about?

The paper examines the extent to which digital financial inclusion facilitates women’s economic empowerment in four African countries: Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, and Lesotho, and discusses the challenges women face in taking part in the 4IR.

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Why is it important?

Our findings show that despite all the policies implemented by African states and the growing participation of these nations in 4ir, women still lag behind in digital financial inclusion.


I hope this article fills the gaps for both policymakers and state governments since there has been a global shift in financial transactions, from traditional practices such as going into banks or to moneylenders to deposit or borrow cash, or paying by cheque or cash, to digitalised money (in the form of mobile money, ATMs, online transactions, eft, etc.). I hope you find the article thought-provoking.

Prof. Tinuade Adekunbi Ojo
University of Johannesburg

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This page is a summary of: Digital Financial Inclusion for Women in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Africa Review, February 2022, Brill,
DOI: 10.1163/09744061-20220204.
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