COVID-19: Impact and challenges of digital wage payment in the global garment industry

Millions of garment workers and their families are severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in countries where with social protection systems are underdeveloped.

Around the world, several governments are leading by example by implementing policy and regulatory changes that encourage the transition to digital payments in order to minimize human interactions and limit the propagation of the virus. Such measures have enabled the garment industry to continue to pay wages and the governments to provide emergency support to the garment workers in a safe, efficient, and responsible manner.

This webinar is the first in the Global Learning Exchange Series on Digital Wage Payments, hosted by the International Labour Organization (ILO), International Finance Corporation (IFC), the IFC/ILO Better Work Programme, and the UN-based Better Than Cash Alliance. The main objectives of the Learning Series are to bring stakeholders together, share learnings and catalyze action to promote responsible digital wage payments in the context of ILO’s Decent Work Agenda.

  • Date: 01/08/2020
  • Sector: Industry
  • Topics: Digital technology, Financial education, Gender equality, Inclusive finance, Sustainable enterprises, Workers' rights
  • Regions: Global
  • Resource type: Events
  • Institutions: Better than Cash Alliance