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News | 2021 December 13

Big potential for digitizing wage payments in Cambodia’s garment factories

Big potential for digitizing wage payments in Cambodia’s garment factories

Digitizing wages in Cambodia’s garment sector has the potential to drive efficiency in the supply chain, while bringing large numbers of unbanked workers, especially women, into the formal financial system. This blog details research by HERproject and IFC, under the ILO/IFC Better Work partnership, in close collaboration with Better Factories Cambodia and Microfinance Opportunities.

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Report | 2021 November 30

Wage Digitization in Egypt’s Garment Sector: Impact for Business, and for Female and Male Workers at Lotus Garments Group

Wage Digitization in Egypt’s Garment Sector: Impact for Business, and for Female and Male Workers at Lotus Garments Group

Amany Shalaby, Center for Development Services | Egypt

This report shares the benefits of wage digitization for business and workers, especially women, following participation in HERfinance in Egypt.

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Report | 2021 October 26

Within Reach How Digital Wages That Work for Women Can Support Bangladesh’s Economic Future

Within Reach How Digital Wages That Work for Women Can Support Bangladesh’s Economic Future

Alice Allan, Consultant

This report details HERproject's progress towards wage digitization, three plausible alternative futures to what wage digitization may look like in 10 years, and recommendations for action to strengthening digital payment systems that empowers workers.

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Report | 2021 October 26

Advancing Digital Financial Inclusion for Garment Workers in India Impact for Women and Business

Advancing Digital Financial Inclusion for Garment Workers in India Impact for Women and Business

Mansi Gupta, HERproject Country Representative | India; Ella Moffat, Manager | France

This report shares the benefits for garment sector workers and business following participation in HERfinance in India.

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Report | 2021 October 26

Gender-Responsive Wage Digitization in the Garment Sector a Practical Guide

Gender-Responsive Wage Digitization in the Garment Sector a Practical Guide

Smita Nimilita, HERproject Country Representative | Bangladesh; Isadora Loreto, Manager, HERproject | France; Ella Moffat, Manager | France

This guide offers practical advice on developing and delivering wage digitization programs that can lead to women's economic empowerment.

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Report | 2021 October 26

Garment Sector Wage Digitization—A Practical Guide for Global Brands and Buyers

Garment Sector Wage Digitization—A Practical Guide for Global Brands and Buyers

Ella Moffat, Manager | France

This guide offers global brands and buyers practical advice and covers four stages for ensuring sustainable wage digitization, that benefits both business and workers.

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Report | 2021 October 26

Garment Sector Wage Digitization, A Practical Guide for Financial Service Providers

Garment Sector Wage Digitization, A Practical Guide for Financial Service Providers

This guide offers financial service providers practical advice to develop the digital wage segment, including acquisition, driving usage of financial services, and retention of new customers.

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Blog | 2021 January 11

Garment Workers’ Financial Behaviors during the COVID-19 Crisis: Lessons Learned from Factories in Bangladesh, Egypt, and India

Garment Workers’ Financial Behaviors during the COVID-19 Crisis: Lessons Learned from Factories in Bangladesh, Egypt, and India

Justin Hui, Associate | Hong Kong; Laura Macias, Manager | France; Isadora Loreto, Manager, HERproject | France

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.   

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Report | 2020 December 9

“I Can Hardly Sustain My Family”

“I Can Hardly Sustain My Family”

HERproject's new report presents findings on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on workers in global supply chains and recommendations for companies and other stakeholders for an inclusive recovery that benefits workers and supply chains.

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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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