Making Digital Financial Capability Programs Work for Women

This series shares how we can improve the design and delivery of digital cash transfers for low-income women. A woman’s world changes when payments are designed to suit her needs, digitized, and directed into her own account. Digital financial inclusion means that a woman can be an economic actor and has the opportunity to break the cycle of poverty and hunger. Once women are economically empowered, entire families and societies can flourish. The World Food Programme (WFP), the Center for Financial Inclusion (CFI), and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have partnered to research and document ways to best enable digital financial inclusion and women’s economic empowerment through digital cash transfers. WFP is the world’s largest humanitarian agency and serves women in diverse communities. This experience — paired with CFI’s track record in research — means that they can inform practices on governmentto person payments and humanitarian cash transfers.