Areas Asia and the Pacific

HERfinance audio files

HERproject has developed audio messages that provide information about using financial services and money management, which can be played on the public address (PA) system.

Factory wage digitization trends

This blog post describes the evolution of digital wage payments in factories spread across Bangladesh’s five main industrial areas (Chittagong, Dhaka City, Gazipur, Narayanganj, and Savar). The findings are based on monthly phone interviews conducted between April and October 2020…

BGMEA’s response to Daily Star editorial and SANEM report

The editorial published by The Daily Star with the headline “Financial hardship of RMG workers” mentioned that the RMG workers’ appears to be an inaccurate interpretation of the original study report by SANEM / MFO which is seriously misleading. Though…

Towards inclusive digital finance in Indonesia

This report reviews existing evidence on the impact of digital financial services and associated policies on development outcomes, provides an overview of the Indonesian context, and identifies promising areas for future research and policy innovation.