Disruptive technologies can play a key role in closing gaps in global development. However, relatively little research details how women and other underserved communities are using emerging technologies, or how firms can thrive by ensuring emerging tools meet their needs and are accessible and affordable for all.
IFC works with investees, partners, and stakeholders around the world to close knowledge gaps in inclusive technologies and to build best practices for the global tech sector.
This IFC-led initiative brought together 17 leading technology companies to boost opportunities for women in emerging markets.
Thought Leadership Initiatives
IFC works to measure and analyze gaps in how women and underserved populations are utilizing emerging technologies. Through collaborative research with leading technology firms, our work helps to lower barriers for women as employees, entrepreneurs, customers and leaders in the digital economy.