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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, Associate | France; Isadora Loreto, Associate | 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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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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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

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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

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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

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Report | 2020 March 11

Digital Wages: Positive Impact for Women and Business

Digital Wages: Positive Impact for Women and Business

This report presents the impact of HERfinance Digital Wages Program in Bangladesh.

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