Topics Inclusive finance

The Global Findex Database 2021

Financial inclusion is a cornerstone of development, and since 2011, the Global Findex Database has been the definitive source of data on global access to financial services from payments to savings and borrowing. The 2021 edition, based on nationally representative…

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…

Digital wages for decent work in Mexico: findings and opportunities

On May 11, 2022, 24 representatives of government institutions, workers’ and employers’ organizations, financial service and digital payments providers analysed the findings of a rapid assessment of digital wages for decent work in Mexico, in the food and beverage, coffee…

Digital wages for decent work in Peru

On April 28, 2022, 25 representatives from government entities, workers’ and employers’ organizations, and digital payment and financial service providers discussed the findings of a rapid assessment on digital wages for decent work in the sectors of agribusiness and gastronomy…

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…