Microfinance in Nepal: What’s gone wrong and how it can be turned around.
January 13, 2023

Microfinance in Nepal: Trends and Challenges

In furtherance to D4D’s commitment to support and expand the community of women in data, the Women’s Entrepreneur Data (WEData) project was envisioned to study existing data on women’s access to microfinance institutions in Nepal. Development Initiatives (DI), Women Leaders in Technology and Women in STEAM conducted the study between July and October 2022. Since the envisioning of microfinance focuses on empowering women, it is imperative to delve deeper into the current trends in Nepal’s microfinance industry and women’s actual access to data and information on such institutions. We thank the research team: Sam Wozniak, Kate Hughes, Tryambakesh Shukla, Binita Shrestha and Nhasala Joshi for their tireless contribution to this important study.

The full study can be accessed here.

And a capturing blog piece here.