Latest Blog Posts

Digital Technology to Scale Up COVID-19 Social…

New or scaled-up COVID-19 social assistance in the form of cash transfers now reaches nearly 1.1 billion beneficiaries, one in…
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Building Back Better: Designing Cash Transfers for…

For government-to-person payments to truly benefit the most vulnerable during COVID-19, they must tackle the inequalities that women are facing…
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Responses to the financial impacts of COVID-19…

The financial impact of COVID-19 has been hitting the poor. Governments are adjusting cash transfer programs and utilizing national payment…
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Latest Reports

Ensuring Women’s Inclusion in COVID-19 Payments’ Reach…

The COVID-19 Exclusion Working Group has focused its efforts on improving the design and deployment of emergency social assistance programs…
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Awareness, Communication, and Outreach for Social Protection…

This report on awareness, communication, and outreach highlights the need for the integration of key communication components for effective implementation…
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Responsible Practices to Address Seven Major Risks…

The Report "Responsible Practices to Address Seven Major Risks in COVID-19 Digital Financial Transfers" identifies seven heightened risks resulting from…
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Latest Country Studies

Digital Cash Transfers for Stranded Migrants: Lessons…

This note describes how the Indian state of Bihar addressed the policy challenges to implement a cash transfer program for…
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Delivering on the potential of digitized G2P:…

Financial institutions and governments have been working for years to leverage digitized G2P for women’s financial inclusion and economic empowerment.…
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Scaling Up Social Assistance Payments as Part…

Globally, the expansion of social assistance is among the most common public policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. The challenge…
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