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Tax Digitalization in Indonesia: Success Factors and Pathways Forward

October 6, 2020

Over the past two decades, Indonesia has been working to modernize its tax system through a wide range of digitalization initiatives.

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Media Release

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

Call to action: Digitizing workers’ payments in the garment sector in Bangladesh

By Communications Team, November 18, 2019

Leading brands call on other companies and suppliers in Bangladesh to grasp the opportunity to drive inclusion, efficiency, and transparency through wage digitization

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Event

Bangladesh Digital Wages Summit

By Communications Team, November 12, 2019

Scaling Digital Wages: An Opportunity for Garment Employees and Manufacturers

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Transportation Series: Blog 4

Truly mobile money – ride-sharing and mobile payments in South and Southeast Asia

By Dan Waldron and Camilo Tellez, November 29, 2018

Transportation Series: Blog 4

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

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.

Case Study

Increasing partner loyalty through digital payments

June 11, 2018

The National Dairy Development Board digitized its payments to dairy farmers – unlocking significant business and social benefits.

Case Study

Increasing supply chain transparency through digital payments

June 11, 2018

Gap Inc. has helped improve factory performance and promoted worker well-being by digitizing salaries for factory workers in India.

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Media Release

Gap Inc. Sets New Goal For Apparel Suppliers To Pay Garment Workers Digitally By 2020

March 14, 2018

Joins UN-based Better than Cash Alliance to Promote Financial Inclusion and Greater Supply Chain Transparency and Efficiency

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Resource

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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Blog Post

In India, digital payments are changing the game for women entrepreneurs

By Ruth Goodwin-Groen, November 28, 2017

This blog post was originally published in the Huffington Post

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Resource

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.

Case Study

Digitizing Wage Payments in Bangladesh’s Garment Production Sector

March 8, 2017

Digitizing Wage Payments in Bangladesh’s Garment Production Sector

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Blog Post

Why Women Workers and Managers Prefer Electronic Wage Payments in Bangladesh

By Leora Klapper, March 8, 2017

Payday can be an ordeal for women garment workers in Bangladesh. Often, they must wait in long lines, carry wads of cash through crowded streets, or encounter a mother-in-law demanding money.

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Resource

Decade Edition of the State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money

March 1, 2017

The impact of mobile money has been felt well beyond transactions and accounts: people’s lives have been enriched by greater personal security, a sense of empowerment, and more.

Case Study

Country Diagnostic: Bangladesh

November 26, 2016

The Way Forward for Digitizing Payments

Case Study

Country Diagnostic: Bangladesh

November 26, 2016

The Way Forward for Digitizing Payments

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Media Release

New United Nations Report Reveals Bangladesh’s Progress on Digital Finance As Key Leaders Meet to Discuss Future Steps

November 26, 2016

In-depth analysis shows Bangladesh making impressive strides towards a digital economy, identifies solutions for further progress

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Blog Post

India’s digital payments revolution

By Camilo Tellez-Merchan , June 30, 2016

Joint post by Camilo Tellez-Merchan of Better than Cash Alliance and Vivek Belgavi of PwC India

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Blogs & Stories

Afghanistan: Moving police salary payments to mobile accounts

By Communications Team, June 2, 2016

Guest Post By the Treasury General Directorate, Ministry of Finance, Government of Afghanistan

Case Study

Building a Gateway to Digital Payments in Afghanistan: The World Food Programme’s E-Voucher Initiative

May 17, 2016

In Afghanistan, the World Food Programme (WFP) turned to digital payments to deliver food aid and has experienced many benefits by transitioning to e-vouchers and mobile money.

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Resource

Investing In Girls: Opportunities for Innovation in Girl-Centered Cash Transfers

October 13, 2015

Investing In Girls: Opportunities for Innovation in Girl-Centered Cash Transfers

Blog Post

Can India Post rise up to the digital payments and financial inclusion challenge?

By Nils Clotteau, October 8, 2015

On 19 August 2015, the Reserve Bank of India approved licenses for eleven institutions to set up payment banks. The purpose was to have these banks further financial inclusion by providing small savings accounts and payment / remittance services to, “migrant labour workforce, low income households, small businesses, other unorganised sector entities and other users.”

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Video

Digital Bangladesh: Service at Doorsteps

September 26, 2015

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Media Release

Pakistan Plans to Bring Millions More Citizens into the Economy by Digitizing Payments

September 22, 2015

Government of Pakistan joins the United Nations' Better Than Cash Alliance to create inclusive economic growth and a more efficient market structure

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Media Release

India Anuncia Nueva Sociedad para Acelerar la Inclusión Financiera

September 1, 2015

El Gobierno de la India se une a la Alianza Better Than Cash de las Naciones Unidas para compartir los éxitos del programa de inclusión financiera más grande del mundo

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Media Release

India Announces New Partnership to Accelerate Financial Inclusion for Everyone

September 1, 2015

Government of India joins the United Nations’ Better Than Cash Alliance to share success stories from the world’s largest financial inclusion programme

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Media Release

Making Digital Bangladesh Vision 2021 a reality, Government joins the Better Than Cash Alliance

June 2, 2015

Bangladesh commits to further national financial inclusion by accelerating the transition to digital payments

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Media Release

In line with strategy to mature into an emerging economy, Nepal joins the Better Than Cash Alliance

April 15, 2015

Government aims for economic growth and women’s empowerment through digital payments initiative

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Blog Post

Two challenges to help two billion reach financial security

By Jake Kendall & Kosta Peric, March 11, 2015

Reposted from the original Gates Foundation blog on Impatient Optimists. Until recently, achieving financial inclusion for the world’s unbanked poor was a pressing goal with perplexing obstacles.

Blog Post

Shifting from cash in the midst of crisis: Electronic transfers in the Democratic Republic of Congo

By Communications Team, December 22, 2014

There is growing consensus in the humanitarian community that cash (digital or physical) – as opposed to delivery of food and materials – is often the best way to help communities bounce back from crisis.

Media Release

Government of Afghanistan Joins Better Than Cash Alliance

January 22, 2013

Government of Afghanistan Joins Better Than Cash Alliance — Pledges to Address Poverty and Grow Economy by Shifting to Electronic Payments