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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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.
Based on a literature review and case studies of various urban cash transfer schemes in response to the COVID-19 crisis, this paper explores the successes and challenges of implementing cash transfers in urban settings in response to a large, covariate shock.
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.
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