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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

Evidence OF Digital Financial Services Impacting Women’s…

Increasing women's economic empowerment is an important motivation for expanding access to digital financial services for women.
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Social Assistance Payments in Response to COVID-19:…

Countries worldwide are using social assistance payments as a component of their response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This briefing addresses…
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Digital Technology in Social Assistance Transfers for…

Many countries have launched unprecedented relief packages to cushion the economic and social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Lessons from…
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Latest Country Studies

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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Women’s Access to Cash Transfers in Light…

Around the world, cash transfer programs are being implemented by governments in response to COVID-19. Pakistan introduced the Ehsaas Emergency…
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