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 stakeholders, such as unions and local merchants. Overall, the findings suggest that stakeholders have shared interests, which will create opportunities to expand the use of digital wages in Cambodia’s garment industry, with the potential to increase financial inclusion for women.

  • Date: 12/05/2022
  • Sector: Industry
  • Topics: Digital technology, Financial education, Gender equality, Inclusive finance, Sustainable enterprises, Workers' rights
  • Regions: Asia and the Pacific
  • Resource type: News & Blogs, Publications
  • Institutions: BSR HERproject, ILO, Better Work, IFC