The economies have been hit already—we now need palliatives and ultimately cures
An economic pandemic is upon us as the COVID-19 infection continues to spread around world, affecting a billion people from the low-income segment. Our blog looks at why policymakers need a feedback loop of evidence-based information for governments to develop and deploy effective policy measures.
Digital financial inclusion for rural women of Bangladesh
With the rise of digital financial services, the gender gap in access to formal financial services has narrowed by the day. Digitization of the Primary Education Stipend Program (PESP) is one of the many examples where the Government of Bangladesh has used DFS to increase women’s access to financial services.
Social Safety Net (SSN) finds a new highway to reach beneficiaries in Bangladesh
Digitization of the Social Safety Net program has helped resolve the woes of millions of economically vulnerable and socially and physically disadvantaged people in Bangladesh. It ensured that they receive payments in full and on time along with the option to access other financial services through agent banking.