Thursday, May 25: Day Three

2:00 PM – 5:45 PM | Rapid Care Analysis for Markets Programs | Connections 1 

Hosted by Oxfam with the support of the Rockefeller Foundation

Unpaid care is a substantial proportion of the work carried out by poor women, and heavy, inefficient or unequally distributed tasks limit women’s productivity and mobility for market work, political participation, control over labor, and well being. Projects assess and address unpaid care work as part of wider interventions to promote WEE, to improve market functioning, and the degree to which poor families and women are able to benefit from markets.

This hands-on half-day training session will introduce participants to the methodology for assessing unpaid care in your enterprise, markets or development programme, and to understand successful interventions to reduce and redistribute heavy, inefficient care tasks.

The Rapid Care Analysis (RCA) is eight exercises for a group of 16-20 women, men and youth over 1 day, to identify problematic aspects of care work and prioritise solutions. The RCA is low-cost, quick to use and easy to integrate into existing plans for programme design or monitoring. Developed in 2013 and used by Oxfam, producer associations, women’s groups, and humanitarian and development agencies in 20 countries, RCAs have improved outcomes and inspired investments from local governments and employers.

By the end of the session, participants will understand why and when to use the RCA and how to plan, implement and adapt an RCA to their needs and context. Participants will receive training materials to enable them to conduct or train others on RCA. Whether you plan to commission or facilitate diagnostic work in communities on WEE or on unpaid care, this training is for you!

Thalia Kidder, Oxfam
Lilyanne Ndinda, Oxfam Kenya
Miranda Morgan, Oxfam

Training Costs:
SEEP Members: USD 125
Non-Members: USD 175

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2:00 PM – 5:45 PM | Mapping the Gender Gap in Digital Financial Services Using a Gendered Customer Journey Approach | Connections 2

Hosted by GSMA

Digital financial services such as mobile money are widely seen as a key enabler of financial inclusion in low- and middle-income countries. Despite significant efforts to advance financial inclusion via digital financial services in the last decade, wide gender gaps persist. This suggests that women are currently not using digital financial services at the same rate as men.

Addressing these gender gaps is critically important to enabling the financial inclusion for women via digital financial services, and requires targeted action by stakeholders. Analysing customer data with a gender lens and mapping the customer journey in digital financial services, from awareness to regular usage, using a combination of demand- and supply-side data, can be a powerful way to assess where women are more likely to drop off than men and identify the barriers to greater adoption and usage of digital financial services.

During this session, we will:
· Present and discuss a framework to analyse transactional data with a gender lens to understand how women are using mobile financial services and where they are dropping off in the customer journey from registration to trial and use;
· Share the key findings of our research on women’s adoption and use of mobile money, which investigates the reasons why women are not adopting and using mobile money at the same rate as men;
· Provide actionable recommendations to stakeholders who wish to reduce the mobile money gender gap.

Elisa Minischetti, GSMA
Claire Sibthorpe, GSMA

Training Costs:
SEEP Members: USD 125
Non-Members: USD 175