Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Blog: Ensuring Women’s Access to Cash Transfers in the Wake of COVID-19

Governments around the world are implementing a variety of measures to dull the blow of mass income loss and unemployment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and recession. Cash transfers, whether targeted or universal, have been one of the most popular remedies used to date. The design of these programs, however, also has important implications for exactly which people have access to and control over the funds distributed. Given persistent gender gaps in financial and digital literacy, access to technology, and identification documents, women may come up short unless governments design and implement programs with those gender-specific constraints in mind. Read More