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Blog | 2020 November 26

Utilizing Technology to Increase Women’s Financial Capability and Ensure Gender-Inclusive Digital Finance in the Global Supply Chain

Utilizing Technology to Increase Women’s Financial Capability and Ensure Gender-Inclusive Digital Finance in the Global Supply Chain

Justin Hui, Associate | Hong Kong

Training and support are vital to help workers, especially women, transition to digital wages and help them to access, use, and ultimately benefit from their new payroll accounts.

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Blog | 2020 November 5

A Phone Can Only Do So Much: Why Mobile Access Isn’t Leading To Digital Financial Service Usage Among Women in India

A Phone Can Only Do So Much: Why Mobile Access Isn’t Leading To Digital Financial Service Usage Among Women in India

James Steady, Associate, HERproject; Akhand Tiwari, Associate Partner, MSC 

New research from HERproject and MSC confirms that greater efforts are needed to build Indian female workers' knowledge, confidence, and agency regarding digital financial services.

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Blog | 2020 September 24

Scaling the Impact of Digital Financial Services: The Opportunity and Imperative during COVID-19

Scaling the Impact of Digital Financial Services: The Opportunity and Imperative during COVID-19

Payal Dalal, Senior Vice President, Social Impact, International Markets, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth; Christine Svarer, Director, HERproject

In a new report, HERproject and the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth share lessons and insights from Digital Wages programs that can help companies, governments, and financial service providers scale up digital payments for low-income workers after COVID-19.

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Report | 2020 September 17

Digitizing for Inclusion: Insights from Wage Digitization in the Garment Sector

Digitizing for Inclusion: Insights from Wage Digitization in the Garment Sector

Ella Moffat, Manager | France; Christine Svarer, Director, HERproject | France

BSR's HERproject and the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth share five insights on inclusive wage digitization in the garment sector.

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Report | 2020 September 16

Engaging the Private Sector to Prevent and Address Violence Against Women

Engaging the Private Sector to Prevent and Address Violence Against Women

Lucia Flores, Former Manager | France; Lauren Shields, Director | France

This Knowledge Exchange is based on a joint webinar by BSR HERproject and SVRI, which discussed the role of private sector in VAW prevention and response. 

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Blog | 2020 July 21

Building Financial Resilience of Low-Income Groups for Emergency Preparedness: Experiences from HERfinance India

Building Financial Resilience of Low-Income Groups for Emergency Preparedness: Experiences from HERfinance India

Mansi Gupta, HERproject Consultant | India; Ganga Nair, HERproject Consultant | India; Isadora Loreto, Associate | Barcelona

In this blog, Payal Dalal, Senior Vice President of Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and Christine Svarer, Director of HERproject discuss the opportunity to accelerate the transition to digital financial services and generate positive impact for low-income workers across the global supply-chains, and considerations required to ensure the transition is inclusive, effective, and beneficial to all.

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Blog | 2020 June 16

Rapid Wage Digitization in Bangladesh: Implications for Women in the Era of COVID-19

Rapid Wage Digitization in Bangladesh: Implications for Women in the Era of COVID-19

Isadora Loreto, Associate | Barcelona; Smita Nimilita, Bangladesh Country Representative | Dhaka; Jessica Witten, Associate | Paris

With reference to Bangladesh’s rapid digitization program in response to COVID-19, this blog highlights how the large-scale digitization of wages can benefit women, as well as the barriers and challenges that needs to be addressed to deliver the full benefit of wage digitization.

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Report | 2020 June 16

HERfinance Wage Digitization in Bangladesh: Applying a Gender Lens

HERfinance Wage Digitization in Bangladesh: Applying a Gender Lens

Isadora Loreto, Associate | Barcelona; Smita Nimilita, Bangladesh Country Representative | Dhaka; Jessica Witten, Associate | Paris

This brief explains wage digitization and its potential to contribute to women’s empowerment, presents learnings from HERfinance Digital Wages Program, and provides recommendations for employers and practitioners to ensure wage digitization is gender responsive and that women fully benefit from the transition.

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Blog | 2020 May 28

Menstrual Hygiene Management: Not Just a Woman’s Business

Menstrual Hygiene Management: Not Just a Woman’s Business

Margaux Yost, Former Manager | France

This Menstrual Hygiene Day, HERproject is sharing insights and findings from HERproject programming in Ethiopia and India on the needs that women workers face and emerging good practice on how to support menstrual health in the supply chain.

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Blog | 2020 April 20

Women in Supply Chains: On the Frontlines of COVID-19’s Impact

Women in Supply Chains: On the Frontlines of COVID-19’s Impact

Margaux Yost, Former Manager | France; Ella Moffat, Manager | France

The COVID-19 pandemic has quickly transformed from a global health crisis into a financial crisis, particularly for low-income female workers in global supply chains. However, companies can effectively deploy preventative measures to support workers and workplaces to protect their health and strengthen their financial resilience.

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