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COVID-19 G2P Cash-Transfer Payments - Case Study: Philippines

This case study highlights how the Government of the Philippines (GoP) responded to the pandemic with strong social protection measures. The government program that was created in March 2020 aims to provide cash assistance to 18 million households (over 75 percent of total households) in the country. This case study documents the lessons learned from the implementation of the program, focusing on the digital G2P (government to persons) payment delivery.



Sao Tome and Principe: World Bank Boosts Improvements in the Banking System, Access to Finance

This $7 million financing for the ongoing Institutional Capacity Building Project will help scale-up activities with the Central Bank of Sao Tome and Principe and support system modernizations as part of the COVID-19 mitigation response.


Consumer Risks in Fintech

This paper identifies a range of consumer risks posed by fintech and discusses consumer protection regulatory approaches for policy makers to consider when developing regulatory policy to target such risks.


Resilience: COVID-19 Crisis Through a Migration Lens

This Migration and Development Brief provides updates on global trends in migration and remittances highlighting developments related to migration-related SDG indicators.


The Next Wave of Suptech Innovation

The objective of this technical note is to assist market conduct authorities to build and enhance supervisory capacity and efficiency by providing concrete examples where supervisory technology can be leveraged.


Reaching Financial Equality for Women

This 10-point action plan for governments and businesses shares practical steps to help end the continued economic exclusion of women through digital financial inclusion.


Cash in the City: Emerging Lessons From Implementing Cash Transfers in Urban Africa

Informing strategic directions for urban social protection


Learning to Navigate a New Financial Technology: Evidence From Payroll Accounts

How do inexperienced consumers learn to use a new financial technology? 


Embedding Digital Finance in e-Commerce Platforms During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Early assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on e-commerce and the provision of digital financial services for micro, small, and medium enterprises and low-income consumers


Poverty Alleviation and Interhousehold Transfers

Evidence from BRAC's Graduation Program in Bangladesh