3 Actions to Expand Women’s Financial Inclusion in the Midst of COVID-19 – International Women’s Forum

By IWFglobal   |  September 01, 2021 IWF member Mary Ellen Iskenderian, President & CEO of Women’s World Banking, shares three key points for expanding women’s financial inclusion in response to the impact of the ongoing pandemic. 1. Digitize government benefits payments Distributing Government-to-Person (G2P) payments via digital channels is a proven way to boost financial inclusion

Covid-19 pandemic considerably accelerated adoption of digital payments in India: RBP Finivis

Sam Gupta, Director & CEO, RBP Finivis Amid the Covid-19 pandemic in the country, fintechs have been at the forefront of India’s financial inclusion efforts. Among the new crop of fintechs in the country, Panchkula-based RBP Finivis is rapidly expanding its footprint. In an interaction with Financial Express (Online), its director & chief executive officer

California reopening economy, lifting COVID-19 restrictions

California is set to reopen its economy and lift most COVID-19 restrictions on Tuesday. “On Tuesday we will fully reopen our economy,” Gov. Gavin NewsomGavin NewsomBeyond California, a record year for recalls Texas governor signs bill to allow college athletes to profit off name and likeness The Hill’s Morning Report – Biden on Putin: ‘a

COVID-19 shows need to close financial inclusion gender gap

In many parts of the world, women have had less access to financial services than men for years. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the challenge. At the onset of the pandemic, more women than men lost jobs. Sectors that absorb women workers such as tourism and personal services were hardest hit. In 2019, women accounted

Mothers are being left behind in the economic recovery from COVID-19

“It is unclear whether child-care issues will prevent women from returning to employment as the economy recovers,” wrote economist Betsey Stevenson (University of Michigan) in a July 2020 essay for The Hamilton Project. In the essay, Stevenson laid out a set of economic indicators and issues that if left unresolved, could lead to permanent labor