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Food Insecurity Among Microfinance Clients

As food prices rise, data from the COVID-19 pandemic shows us which households will suffer the most, and what makes them vulnerable.
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WhatsApp Helps Small Businesses Get Back on Their Feet After the Pandemic

Business support organizations in Brazil and Peru share how they used this digital tool to build entrepreneur communities and capacity.
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The Resilience of Mobile Money in Sub-Saharan Africa

Quick responses by providers and regulators in the region helped mobile money keep growing despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Support for agent networks and more flexible on-boarding practices were key.
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Catalyzing Women's Bank Account Use Through COVID-19 Relief

Women's World Banking partnered with a major public sector bank in India to see what effect the government's COVID-19 payments had on women's account activity. 
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Creating a Resilient New Normal for Savings Groups

World Vision shares how they are working to support community-level financial institutions and promote grassroots-level transformation of the financial system
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A Second Wave of Economic Hardship May Be Looming for MFI Clients

Survey data from 60 Decibels show that despite improving MFI performance, clients are becoming more vulnerable as the COVID-19 crisis goes on.
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Can Focused Policy Reforms Help Bring Back Remittances?

How the Ethiopian government is tackling the challenge of declining remittances and economic contraction brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Will the Pandemic Exacerbate or Mitigate the Digital Gender Gap?

COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on women must be urgently addressed through the provision of digital financial literacy and access.
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After the Storm: How Microfinance Can Adapt and Thrive

There has been a need for traditional microfinance to face the challenge presented by digital technology for some time, COVID has simply accelerated this process.
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Can Cash Transfers to Digital Wallets Be a Lifeline During the Pandemic?

BRAC's experience in Bangladesh shows how digital wallets can act as a tool to include low-income households, especially women, in the financial system.