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COP Webinar

Measuring Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Context of Financial Inclusion

In this event co-hosted by CGD, Data2X, and FinEquity, we launched an initiative to identify and test a core set of WEE indicators for financial inclusion.


Social Assistance and Information in the Initial Phase of the COVID-19 Crisis: Lessons from a Household Survey in India

This publication explores the implementation of a social assistance program in India based on a household survey conducted four to six weeks after its launch. 


Social Protection During the Pandemic: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico

How have policy responses mitigated the impact of the pandemic on poverty in the region?



The Impact of COVID-19 on Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

Evidence from two-wave phone surveys in China


Digital Technology in Social Assistance Transfers for COVID-19 Relief: Lessons From Selected Cases

Considering some of the early lessons around the use of digital technology for COVID-19 related transfers

Women’s Access to Cash Transfers in Light of COVID-19: The Case of Pakistan

How to ensure more women are able to access emergency cash programs

Citizens and States: How Can Digital ID and Payments Improve State Capacity and Effectiveness?

This report considers the potential for digital technology to help reform citizen–state  interactions, and to do this in a way that increases individual agency and improves efficiency in the delivery of public services, subsidies, and transfers.


Digital Governance in Developing Countries: Beneficiary Experience and Perceptions of System Reform in Rajasthan, India

What do recipients think of new digital processes for receiving public benefits?

Gender Matters in Economic Empowerment Interventions: A Research Review

Analysis of evaluation evidence on women's financial services and training interventions

Revisiting What Works: Women, Economic Empowerment and Smart Design

What are the most effective interventions to empower women economically?