The Impact of a Women-Specific Credit Scoring Model on Women's Access to Credit in the Dominican Republic

  • R Research Project/Report/Study

Key Information

Low-income women disproportionately lack access to credit in developing countries, often because they are less likely to have credit histories, property rights, or formal earnings. Researchers are partnering with a bank and a mobile money operator in the Dominican Republic to evaluate the impact of credit scoring models designed specifically for women on access to credit.

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


2018 - 2021


Dominican Republic


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Asociación La Nacional de Ahorros y Préstamos

COVID-19 Response


Government Affiliation


Ministry Affiliation


Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas

Other skills

  • Financial literacy

Cross-cutting areas

  • Economic/livelihoods (including savings/financial inclusion, etc.)

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Other community members - female


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School Enrolment Status

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School Level

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Other populations reached

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Participants include

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Program Approaches Back to Top

Reducing economic barriers

  • Financial literacy training

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

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Cross-cutting goals

  • Improved financial literacy and savings
  • Increased agency and empowerment