When women are economically empowered, they bring more benefits to society than the case with men, said World Bank’s practice manager for competitiveness, and innovation global practice on Saturday.

Providing equal access to financial services, and helping women have more power can help accelerate progress in women’s economic empowerment file, especially in developing countries.

“When women are economically empowered, they bring more benefits to society than when men are economically empowered.” Alejandro Alvarez de la Campa said at the Youth Entrepreneurs Day event, part of Africa 2018 Forum taking place in Sharm El-Sheikh.