Five ways in which the pandemic hit women and girls the hardest
In India, the urgency of dealing with COVID-19 has diverted attention away from serious issues that women face on all fronts, including the economic fallout of the pandemic. This report explores these issues in detail with the help of public data
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.
This study assesses the impact of COVID-19 on the demand for financial services through agents and agent operations. It seeks to understand the ability of cash-in cash-out (CICO) agents to support government assistance programs. The study further provides recommendations to support policy development and aid the recovery of CICO agents in Indonesia.
PMAY-G: Transforming the rural housing program in India (Part II)
More than 12 million houses have been constructed under the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G). This blog talks about the major challenges faced by supply and demand-side stakeholders of the program. It further discusses how the Government of India can address policy and operational-level challenges for the smooth functioning of PMAY-G.
Use of electronic vouchers for distribution of relief Part 2
Our blog takes a closer look at the e-voucher implementation system to examine but a few, the different roles played by the actors in the ecosystem to ensure successful implementation, challenges of using electronic vouchers and recommendations to stakeholders on how to address the challenges faced in the implementation process.
Use of electronic vouchers to distribute relief part 1
Digital technology is transforming the way we respond to emergencies. Donors and governments have been forced to turn to more innovative ways to distribute relief aid to reach the last mile as an alternative to physical distribution, especially after COVID-19. Our blog explores the use of electronic vouchers for the distribution of relief, with an emphasis on the benefits of using the e-voucher system over physical distribution of aid.