Talking IDEAS – Gender Bond by Kashf Foundation

Aug 2, 2023

Roshaneh Zafar is the founder and Managing Director of Kashf Foundation, and a member of the Board of Directors at the Institute of Development & Economic Alternatives (IDEAS). In this video, Roshaneh Zafar shares details about the recently announced Gender Bond by the Kashf Foundation, essentially a financial mechanism to attract capital markets and investors towards female microentrepreneurs in the region and their businesses, an area that would typically not be seen as an investible asset class. The gender bond serves to aggregate the risk for investors and channels funding towards women-led businesses, furthering the important work in microfinance that Kashf Foundation has spearheaded for several years in Pakistan.