Blog | 2021 January 11
Garment Workers’ Financial Behaviors during the COVID-19 Crisis: Lessons Learned from Factories in Bangladesh, Egypt, and India
Interviews led by HERproject suggest that female and male garment workers were more financially resilient following wage digitization and financial capability training. However, the systemic gender inequalities that have long affected women and girls were exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Blog | 2020 November 26
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.
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
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.
Blog | 2020 September 24
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.
Blog | 2020 July 21
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.
Blog | 2020 June 16
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.
Blog | 2020 May 28
Margaux Yost, 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.
Blog | 2020 April 20
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.
Blog | 2020 March 11
Christine Svarer, Director, HERproject | France
In the HERfinance Digital Wages program in Bangladesh, designed to support garment factories making the transition from cash to digital payrolls, we found a tangible connection between tailoring programs to women’s needs and an increase in women’s financial inclusion and empowerment.
Blog | 2019 October 2
Ella Moffat, Manager | France
This blog explains how the HERfinance Digital Wages Tech Learning Tool incorporates technology to make learning and training more engaging for workers. It also discusses how technology can play a role in bridging the digital gender divide and giving women the skills that they will need in the economies of the future.