Women’s Empowerment

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.

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UN Principles for Responsible Digital Payments: Building Trust, Mitigating Risks & Driving Inclusive Economies

  • Better Than Cash Alliance

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

  • Valentina Barca, Madhumitha Hebbar, Alexandre Cote. Emrys Schoemaker, Susan Enfield, Rebecca Holmes and Emily Wylde

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?

Let Her Choose: Supercharging G2P for Women

  • Greg Chen, Maria May

The most valuable innovation is in G2P delivery systems that empower women to choose how to receive their cash.

Will the Pandemic Exacerbate or Mitigate the Digital Gender Gap?

  • Parul Tandon and Sonal Jaitly

COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on women must be urgently addressed through the provision of digital financial literacy and access.

Enabling the community to overcome the pandemic through digital payments

  • Truong Quyen and Akshat Pathak

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.

Enabling the community to embrace digital payments as the new normal after the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Samveet Sahoo and Avi Hossain

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.


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