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In Bangladesh, key public and private sector actors commit to scaling digital wages across garment sector

November 20, 2019

Dhaka, November 20, 2019 - Media release by Government of Bangladesh: Building on what has been achieved so far, the government and the private sector have committed to working together to solve the challenges in ensuring all garment factories pay their workers digitally. The decision came from the Bangladesh Digital Wages Summit, which convened on 20 November in Dhaka.

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Blog Post

Senegal: tech helps boost access to health to leave poverty behind

By Priya Gajraj, October 18, 2019

Some African nations lead the world’s e-money businesses. And several are finding that leaving notes and coins behind is not only improving efficiency, safety and transparency, but it is also helping many people leave poverty behind.

Report

The Role of Digital Financial Inclusion in Preparing for Older Age and Retirement

July 8, 2019

As populations age and birth rates decline in many parts of the world, digital solutions have an important role to play in ensuring financial well-being for older adults. Globally, the number of people aged 60 years or over has more than doubled since 1980, and the share of older adults is projected to double again by 2050.

Report

Igniting SDG Progress Through Digital Financial Inclusion

September 18, 2018

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Report

Achieving Development and Acceptance of an Open and Inclusive Digital Payments Infrastructure

August 8, 2018

A report by the Better Than Cash Alliance for the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion

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Resource

Distribution 2.0: The future of mobile money agent distribution networks

July 5, 2018

Mobile money agents are a crucial asset for mobile money providers and have been key to the growth of the industry over the last decade.

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Blog Post

The Digital Payments Opportunity: A Conversation

By Marjolaine Chaintreau, June 15, 2018

This blog was originally published on BSR.org

Report

The Future of Supply Chains: Why Companies are Digitizing Payments

June 11, 2018

New report underscores benefits of shifting from cash to digital payments in corporate supply chains

Case Study

Strengthening Mexico’s small merchants through digital payments

June 11, 2018

Grupo Bimbo identified digitization as a key element to help merchants remain competitive against modern retail stories in Mexico.

Case Study

Driving sales through digital working capital loans for small merchants

June 11, 2018

Unilever partnered with Mastercard and Kenya Commercial Bank to develop a digital working capital platform helping small merchants grow sale in Kenya, called Jaza Duka.

Case Study

Increasing factory worker well-being through digital payroll

June 11, 2018

Leading apparel companies have collaborated with each other on the BSR Herfinance program to improve worker well-being through payroll digitization.

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2017 State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money

February 26, 2018

2017 saw a number of new trends in mobile money – from the accelerated growth of bank-to-mobile interoperability, to the emergence of South Asia as the fastest growing region, and a raft of innovations designed to reach the most underserved.

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CURRENCY OF TRUST: Consumer Behaviors and Attitudes Toward Digital Financial Services in India

May 16, 2017

This report provides a synthesis of the “Currency of Trust” study findings.

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Guide to the Use of Digital Financial Services in Agriculture

February 15, 2016

This guide is based on four in-country assessments conducted jointly by the USAID Bureau for Food Security’s (BFS) Office of Market and Partnership Innovations (MPI), the U.S. Global Development Lab DFS team and USAID’s FHI 360-led Mobile Solutions Technical Assistance and Research (mSTAR) project.