WEF | Could the digital revolution get more women into work?

March 9, 2016

Our work on the paper “Digital Financial Solutions to Advance Women’s Economic Participation” was highlighted.

This week, International Women’s Day focused on accelerating gender parity, which makes it a perfect time to highlight the urgent need to boost women’s economic participation worldwide. One way of doing that is by tapping into the power of digital payments and digital financial services.

Boosting women’s economic participation

There are many more ways of taking digitally-focused action to drive women’s economic participation, which are set out in a new paper by the World Bank, Better Than Cash Alliance, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Women’s World Banking. Of course, it’s also important to note that these actions frequently need to be taken collaboratively with other stakeholders if they are to have maximum impact.