Practical Insights on Digital Financial Services

5 Lessons Learned Using Digital Financial Services for COVID-19 Relief

5 Lessons Learned Using Digital Financial Services for COVID-19 Relief

Published on: Nov 12 2020 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on 5 Lessons Learned Using Digital Financial Services for COVID-19 Relief
Many countries have launched unprecedented relief packages to cushion the economic and social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Information is still limited on how...
Apply Now: $850,000 for Women’s Digital Financial Inclusion Research

Apply Now: $850,000 for Women’s Digital Financial Inclusion Research

Published on: Nov 02 2020 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Internet access and information and communication technologies create new opportunities for digital financial services that increase financial inclusion. Yet 1.7...
Why Do Women Suffer Gender Gaps in COVID-19 Digital Payments?

Why Do Women Suffer Gender Gaps in COVID-19 Digital Payments?

Published on: Oct 28 2020 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Why Do Women Suffer Gender Gaps in COVID-19 Digital Payments?
The digitization of cash transfers has emerged as an attractive policy solution for countries seeking to expand social assistance to alleviate the economic hardships...
3 Ways Aadhaar Data Reinforce Existing Digital Inequalities in India

3 Ways Aadhaar Data Reinforce Existing Digital Inequalities in India

Published on: Oct 22 2020 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Digital identity as a tool of governance promises the inclusion of the marginalised and undocumented populations. There are major efforts globally under programs...
How to Use Digital Payments During COVID-19 Response

How to Use Digital Payments During COVID-19 Response

Published on: Oct 07 2020 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How to Use Digital Payments During COVID-19 Response
The pandemic is affecting the way people interact with money; how much we spend, what we buy, and whether to opt for digital payments. In the US the switch to digital...
The State of Mobile Money in Southern African Countries

The State of Mobile Money in Southern African Countries

Published on: Sep 09 2020 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Being a young Zimbabwean who holds no faith in our banking system – mobile money has been a big part of my life. Around 49% of Zimbabweans are registered with...
Apply Now: $150,000 Grant Funding for Digital Social Insurance Solutions

Apply Now: $150,000 Grant Funding for Digital Social Insurance Solutions

Published on: Aug 03 2020 by Wayan Vota - 6 Comments
The informal sector is a primary driver of economic activity in Sub-Saharan Africa, accounting for 80% of total employment, 55% of total GDP, and 89% of employed...
8 Lessons Learned Making Digital Finance Work for Women in MENA

8 Lessons Learned Making Digital Finance Work for Women in MENA

Published on: Jul 22 2020 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 8 Lessons Learned Making Digital Finance Work for Women in MENA
Despite progress over the past few years, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region still has the largest gender gap in terms of women’s economic participation...
Apply Now: $100,000 for Blockchain Solutions from UNICEF Innovation Fund

Apply Now: $100,000 for Blockchain Solutions from UNICEF Innovation Fund

Published on: Jul 20 2020 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Blockchain technology may have the potential to improve international development impact globally by providing information, opportunity and choice to programs....
Apply Now: $250,000 for Digital Remittance Solutions to Support Migrants

Apply Now: $250,000 for Digital Remittance Solutions to Support Migrants

Published on: Jun 01 2020 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: $250,000 for Digital Remittance Solutions to Support Migrants
As the world suffers coronavirus’ socioeconomic repercussions, global remittances are slowing substantially. Countries with high COVID-19 cases host 75% of...