Financial inclusion initiatives alone do not lead to empowerment. As Duvendack and Mader show in this systematic review of reviews, financial inclusion had positive effects on women’s economic empowerment, but the positive effects were likely due to additional program features, such as ones focused on women’s rights and context. This suggests that financial inclusion efforts alone may not improve women’s economic empowerment, but they be part of a broader toolkit to pursue it. (For more on gendered outcomes, see pages 74-78).