Request for Proposals: Digital Credit and Women’s Economic Empowerment
Selected proposals will help DCO answer important questions related to digital credit (understood to mean mobile phone-based loans that are instant, automated, and remote) and women’s economic empowerment:
- How do digital credit products and related lending practices economically empower–and disempower–women?
- What are the key barriers that women face to accessing and using digital credit products? To what extent are these barriers gender-specific? What can this teach us about the design of digital credit products and related lending practices aiming to promote financial inclusion and economic empowerment for women?
Applicants can request funds for use between October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020, for new survey modules, new treatment arms, sample size expansion allowing for gender disaggregation, descriptive studies, and/or pilots of new gender-focused interventions.