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September 23, 2020Knowledge Portal
Digital cash transfers in the time of COVID-19: Opportunities and considerations for women’s inclusion and empowerment

This paper on gender intentional digital cash transfers in the time of COVID-19, offers guidance and considerations for policymakers to support women’s inclusion and empowerment. Broadly speaking, women should have space and a voice at the table. It is critical that women are heard in positions of leadership in order to influence and inform the design, implementation and adjustments of programs. »

Resources CoP Digital Solutions
May 29, 2020Knowledge activity
Resources CoP Digital Solutions
Theme: CoP Digital Solutions

During the online meetings, members of the CoP Digital Solutions refer to several documents and information, which will regularly be added to the resources list in this post. »

First Call CoP Digital Solutions - May 19, 2020
May 29, 2020Knowledge activity
First Call CoP Digital Solutions – May 19, 2020
Theme: CoP Digital Solutions

On May 19, 2020, a first online meeting was convened by 2SCALE for the Food security and COVID-19 CoP on Digital Solutions. The meeting was aimed at kick-starting the Digital CoP through general introductions, gaining understanding of current activities being undertaken in the respective organizations, and sharing information. »

September 20, 2018Knowledge Portal
Opportunities for digital financial services in the cocoa value chain in Côte d’Ivoire: Insights from new data

This research focuses specifically on mobile money accounts and discusses how these have already expanded financial inclusion in Côte d’Ivoire, and how mobile money could help deliver products to cocoa farmers that meet their needs. Encouraging good financial practices would be of great benefit to many cocoa farmers. »

June 8, 2018Knowledge Portal
Digital access: The future of financial inclusion in Africa

This report highlights the phenomenal success of digital financial services (DFS) in sub-Saharan Africa. Chapter 10 focuses specifically on DFS in relation to agricultural value chains. Extending the use of DFS for rural and agricultural purposes could benefit the entire value chain and daily lives of farmers. »

February 1, 2018Knowledge Portal
Mobile technologies and digitized data to promote access to finance for women in agriculture

This report provides the state of play of current and promising efforts that use mobile technologies and digitized data to close the gap in access to finance for women in agriculture. The evidence that women both drive agricultural production and rely on it for their livelihoods means that greater financial and informational service provision to women, especially through digital channels, could increase the efficiency and effectiveness of their labor. »