Gender equality is key to sustainable development

Bank of Zambia’s Rekha Mhango sets out central bank’s strategy on financial inclusion

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Women’s economic empowerment is one of the prerequisites for promoting gender equality and sustainable development. Overcoming barriers to women’s access to financial services and formulating workable strategies for empowering women is critical to financial inclusion and, ultimately, national economic growth. Barriers to women’s inclusion include a lack of gender-specific policies and practices, and a lack of legislation and regulation to provide a framework for women to realise their economic

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