Areas Asia and the Pacific

Digitizing wage payments in Bangladesh’s garment production sector

The journey from cash to electronic payments in Bangladesh’s garment sector is gathering pace as garment production factories discover how digitizing wages can save time, reduce costs, increase transparency and empower workers by improving their access to finance. In short,…

Garment Worker Diaries

The Garment Worker Diaries, an initiative currently led by Microfinance Opportunities in collaboration with SANEM in Bangladesh, collects data on the work hours, income, expenses, and financial tool use of workers in the global apparel and textile supply chain in…

NREGA wage payments: Can we bank on the banks?

The government of India has shifted from cash payment of wages under the renamed Mahatma Gandhi Employment Guarantee Scheme to settlement through bank accounts. This has been done in order to prevent defrauding of workers and to give them greater…