Digital Financial Inclusion through Cash Transfers: her money, her account

Money gives women and men greater freedom, choice, a sense of control over their lives and dignity. Both humanitarian cash transfers provided directly by WFP as well as Government-to-Person (G2P) payment schemes increasingly supported by WFP, can provide firsttime access to—and usage of formal financial services to unbanked and underserved populations and their businesses. When deliberately designed to do so, cash transfers can thereby contribute to longer-term objectives such as Digital Financial Inclusion (DFI) and Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE). Access to financial services such as payments, savings, credit and insurance— together with financial education and consumer protection—help women and men better cope with shocks, including shocks related to climate change, build their financial resilience and invest in their futures and aspirations.