Ethiopia calls for financial inclusion for women

Ethiopia is calling on Africa to increase financial inclusion so as to increase women’s economic participation. Speaking during a panel discussion of G7 and African countries during the 75th UN General Assembly, Minister of Finance Eyob Tekalign stated that while Africa was undertaking a digital transformation, much more remains to be done to ensure the inclusion of girls and women in the digital economy. He noted that the COVID-19 pandemic was an opportunity to make more inclusive policies for vulnerable groups like rural women.