A study on the sustainable financial inclusion in selected SAARC countries: a gender-based perspective

Survase, Madan, Parida, Ratri and Antony, George V. (2021) A study on the sustainable financial inclusion in selected SAARC countries: a gender-based perspective. Empirical Economics Letters. ISSN 1681-8997 (In Press)

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Abstract / Description

Financial inclusion (FI) plays a vital role in improving socio-economic conditions of households. Despite of the penetration of the FI worldwide, inequality and inequity still persists, particularly in lower income countries like South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). In order to enhance the participation of women, there is a critical need to examine the trend in awareness of FI gender-wise and to understand the initiatives taken by regulators in SAARC countries. Secondary data is used to measure the significant difference in the level of FI among elected SAARC nations using descriptive analytics. The results reveals gender inequality in digital payment and increasing trend in borrowing from non-financial institution. The policy implications are further suggested in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: financial inclusion; SAARC countries; gender; digitalization; discrimination; economic development; SDGs; sustainability
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
Department: Guildhall School of Business and Law
Depositing User: Doris Schedlitzki
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2021 10:12
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2021 10:12
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/6980

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