Digital payments technology holds the potential to empower, or further marginalize women. Policy makers must consider how digital G2P payment channels intersect with the role of gender in society if they are to achieve equitable results.
Primary Education Stipends in Bangladesh: Do Mothers Prefer Digital Payments over Cash?
UN Principles for Responsible Digital Payments: Building Trust, Mitigating Risks & Driving Inclusive Economies
This Better Than Cash Alliance report details principles for building responsible digital payment systems. An update to BTCA’s 2016 publication, the report emphasizes the importance of consumer trust driven by reliability, interoperability between services, and conscious efforts to include marginalized communities, particularly women.
Inclusive Information Systems for Social Protection: Intentionally Integrating Gender and Disability
How countries can create digital information systems for social protection in a way that is inclusive and right-based, leveraging technology without becoming a further barrier to inclusion?
The most valuable innovation is in G2P delivery systems that empower women to choose how to receive their cash.
COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on women must be urgently addressed through the provision of digital financial literacy and access.
During the pandemic, Duong Thi Thuy, a mobile money agent in the Quang Ninh province, improvised her business to help her community follow the guidelines on social distancing and government norms. This is her story about the adoption of DFS and how it changed her life.
Since the onset of the pandemic, the low- and moderate-income (LMI) segment had a direct impact on their day-to-day life. We reflect through Kabita, an LMI customer in Bangladesh, on the barriers LMIs faced during the pandemic and how DFS nudged them towards building resilience.