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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 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 May 28

Menstrual Hygiene Management: Not Just a Woman’s Business

Menstrual Hygiene Management: Not Just a Woman’s Business

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.

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Report | 2019 October 15

Financial Behavior of Female Garment Workers in India

Financial Behavior of Female Garment Workers in India

This quantitative research by MSC, commissioned by BSR, analyzed the financial behavior of female garment workers in India as part of efforts to improve wage digitization processes and methodology.

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Blog | 2019 September 19

Empowering Women in Toy Factories: Insights from Our Pilot in India

Empowering Women in Toy Factories: Insights from Our Pilot in India

Lucia Flores, Manager | France

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Blog | 2018 December 5

Supply Chains Give Us the Opportunity to Measure and Fight Violence against Women

Supply Chains Give Us the Opportunity to Measure and Fight Violence against Women

Dominic Kotas, Communications Associate, Collaborative Initiatives | Paris; Lauren Shields, Associate Director | France

Leading global brands and their suppliers are putting their weight behind efforts to address violence against women through workplace-based interventions.

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