Payments are defined as transfers from one actor to another, whether individuals, businesses, governments, or any combination of these groups. With the spread of mobile and other payments technologies in developing countries, payments are increasingly made electronically, making them safer, faster, and more efficient than in the past. Electronic payments have emerged as an important topic in financial inclusion because of the potential cost savings for poor people and those who transact with them.
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This publication uncovers consumer risks arising from the rapidly digitizing G2P programs aimed at the most vulnerable in society, most of whom have no prior experience with digital technology or the formal financial system.
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.
This edition of the Global Findex database contains updated indicators on access to and use of formal and informal financial services and digital payments, and offers insights into the behaviors that enable financial resilience.
This study is designed to accelerate collaboration between the public and private stakeholders, presenting a framework for using new approaches and technologies to transform the payment ecosystem.
This country analysis estimates that digital payments can boost Bangladesh’s annual GDP, and responsible payments digitization in certain sectors will help accelerate progress towards the SDGs by 2030.
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