Topics Sustainable enterprises

Digital wage payments: Challenges and opportunities

On 3 February, IOE, in collaboration with the International Labour Organization and the Better Than Cash Alliance, organised a digital conference on the opportunities and challenges in digital wage payments, as well as on lessons learned in the field.

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…


Why does the payday still exist? This article studies various explanations—economic, historical, behavioral, and legal. It concludes that the payday owes its existence to legacy legal architecture and suggests a path for legal reform.

RISE digital wages toolkit for factory managers

RISE Digital Wages Toolkit is a technology tool developed with Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, to support managers to transition from cash to digital wages, considering the needs of female workers.