This study on women's access to financial services in Zambia is a qualitative research study aimed at understanding gender usage and behaviour towards financial services in Zambia. It was commissioned by Financial Sector Deepening Zambia (FSDZ), who were also the majority funders, together with the Bank of Zambia and the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) under the umbrella of Making Finance Work for Africa. The study was carried out on behalf of New Faces New Voices by International Capital Corporation (ICC) in Mozambique.
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