Raiya Kishwar Ashraf

Raiya is passionate about sustainable policy and programme design and is delving into operationalising BRAC's learning-by-doing approach. Raiya started at BRAC as an intern in the Research and Evaluation Division, had a generous stint in the Social Innovation Lab and is now part of the International Microfinance team. Raiya has a Master of Public Policy from the National University of Singapore and a Bachelor of Arts in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the Asian University for Women.

December 1, 2022

Purses made digital: How fintechs can better serve women

Digital financial platforms are an enabler for financial inclusion, but approximately 740 million women globally still remain outside of formal or digital financial services. How can the fintech industry better tap into its potential for greater financial inclusion, so that women have the control over their purses?
February 27, 2022

Mobile money can be scary. How can we change that?

Mobile money has shown immense potential over the last decade, but remains a source of dread for many people living in poverty and inequality, particularly women. How can initiatives be designed to gain their trust?