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COVID-19 Payments: Managing Risks, Ensuring Women’s Inclusion, and Communicating Clearly

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 9:00am ET

 

This webinar responds to the question of how governments and humanitarian agencies can manage the risks associated with COVID-19 response payments, ensure women’s inclusion, and improve communications with recipients.

Many governments are reacting to the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic by making financial transfers to people in need. Digital financial inclusion experts from many different organizations convened to share their insights on how these payments can be made most effective. This webinar is the result of the work undertaken by these experts.

Some of the work that will be shared during this 30 minute webinar include:

  1. Guidelines as to how to manage risks: Responsible Practices to Address Seven Major Risks in COVID-19 Digital Financial Transfers
  2. Designs to ensure women’s inclusion: Leila’s Journey, a G2P user journey from the perspective of a potential recipient, posing questions and recommendations to transfer scheme designers and implementers to ensure women’s effective inclusion in transfer programs
  3. Strategies to communicate clearly in times of crisis: the Framework for Strategic Communication, a tool for governments and relief agencies committed to optimizing their communication with G2P recipients.

We aim for these resources to enable digital transfer designers and implementers to better serve those most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and global recession.

This webinar was made in partnership with the African Development Bank, Better Than Cash, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, BRAC, Caribou Digital, Center for Global Development, Credit Suisse, Every1Mobile, GSMA, Innovations for Poverty Action, MicroSave Consulting, Office of the United Nations Secretary General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development, Strategic Impact Advisors, Universal Postal Union, Well Made Strategy, Women’s World Banking, World Food Programme, and the World Bank.

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