Within Reach: How Digital Wages That Work for Women Can Support Bangladesh’s Economic Future hero image

Within Reach: How Digital Wages That Work for Women Can Support Bangladesh’s Economic Future

October 21, 2021
Authors
  • Ella Moffat portrait

    Ella Moffat

    Project Manager, HERfinance

  • Justin Hui

    Former Associate, BSR

Wage digitization of low-income populations has the potential to be a win-win opportunity that can deliver both social and economic progress, helping countries meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. For garment workers, it can mean transparency over pay, the chance to open a financial account, and greater economic empowerment. For the wider economy, it can mean improving efficiency for factories, a new market segment for financial service providers (FSPs), and citizens saving and remitting more money. This report sets out three possible future scenarios of how things might evolve for women workers. This exercise aims to assist policymakers developing Bangladesh’s digital road map—highlighting where the risks and opportunities are.


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