Areas Asia and the Pacific

The potential gains of digitizing garment sector wages in Cambodia

To assess the market potential for digital wage payments in Cambodia’s garment sector (which employs approximately 80% female workers), the research team interviewed representatives of the three main stakeholder groups—factories, financial service providers, and workers — as well as other…

ILO promotes responsible digital wage payments in Indonesia

The ILO, in collaboration with its constituents and the University of Indonesia, held an online event to present the assessment on digital wages for decent work in Indonesia with over 120 participants. The assessment is part of the effort to…

Paving the road to financial inclusion for rural workers in Nepal

In remote areas of Nepal, rural communities, and especially the most disadvantaged and marginalized groups, do not have access to formal financial services. However, the Strengthening National Rural Transport Programme took up the challenge of generating access to finance and…

Women and money: Insights and a path to close the gender gap

This report discusses findings from human-centred design research around the use of cash-in and cash-out services conducted with 400 persons in Bangladesh, India, Northern Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Tanzania, including about 250 women. It presents the key challenges women face,…