The report discusses what the LMI segments know, understand, and feel about the COVID-19 outbreak and examines its effect on them. The report also highlights actionable recommendations for policymakers to design suitable interventions that can help the LMI segment cope better in this difficult situation.
Micro and small enterprises: Will the pandemic put an end to their business?
This blog looks at the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on micro and small enterprises (MSEs) across low- and middle-income countries, which are particularly vulnerable to shocks. Our research insights will help policymakers and financial institutions support the recovery and rebuilding of the MSME sector in the wake of the disease.
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.