India’s gender-responsive policies during COVID-19
Despite the Indian government’s gender-focused relief measures during the COVID-19 pandemic, women beneficiaries faced issues as they tried to access and utilize such measures. Issues with access and capability around digital communication and inherent social norms persist as two important factors that intensify the challenges that #women face in using formal financial services.
Vaccine hesitancy—an impending barrier to India’s COVID-19 vaccination program
As India scrambles to vaccinate its population, it faces a major barrier—vaccine hesitancy. This blog charts a three-pronged approach that combines interventions from both the demand and supply sides to address this issue.
The Helix Institute at MSC Masterclass 3 with Betty Wilkinson, CEO, FSD Zambia
Betty Wilkinson, CEO of FSD Zambia speaks at our Master Class today. She speaks at length about her professional journey, key achievements, challenges, and lessons learned and addresses amongst many issues, the medium- to long-term impact of COVID-19 on the inclusive finance sector.
Transforming communication protocols for social assistance programs in Indonesia
Effective communication of social protection programs (SPPs) is essential to avoid misconceptions and undesired behavior among beneficiaries, as well as setbacks in implementation. This blog highlights the potential role technology can play in enhancing awareness, socialization, and complaint resolution efforts in the delivery of SPPs in Indonesia.