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World Bank Tanzania Oct 30
Mobile phones are the most widely used channel for digital cash transfers. Yet, in developing countries, 165 million fewer women than men own a mobile phone 👩🏽📱
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World Bank Tanzania Oct 30
DYK: Women face a combination of legal, economic, and social restrictions that contribute to a gender gap in ID coverage. This has led to a gender gap in mobile phone ownership, as over 150 countries require government-issued IDs for SIM registration.
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World Bank Tanzania Oct 30
While the number of people excluded from the formal financial sector fell from 2.5bil worldwide in 2011 to 1.7bil in 2017, 56% of those still excluded are women😞
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World Bank Tanzania Oct 29
DYK: The persistent gap in women’s financial access is exacerbated by discriminatory practices, lack of trust in banking institutions, and high costs.
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World Bank Tanzania Oct 29
Yet, low-income women in remote areas with ltd connectivity, or who have low digital literacy, are less likely to access these benefits 👩🏽📱
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World Bank Tanzania Oct 29
👩🏽📱 Many countries are leveraging mobile money platforms to distribute emergency cash assistance to poor households safely & rapidly:
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World Bank Tanzania Oct 29
Millions of women’s livelihoods, safety, & agency are threatened by . They face fewer employment prospects, increased care duties, & higher risk of domestic violence. With many women working in the informal sector, these factors are exacerbated 🦠
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World Bank Tanzania Oct 28
Building back better means designing cash transfers for women’s empowerment:
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World Bank Tanzania Oct 28
Whichever model they choose, governments can transform the lives of people everywhere by building digital ID systems designed to maximize privacy, inclusion, and trust.
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World Bank Tanzania Oct 28
As countries focus on “building back better” after , they have a crucial opportunity to leapfrog to a more digital economy.
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World Bank Tanzania Oct 28
Digital ID systems must also be designed with inclusion and trust in mind 📉 📱💻
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World Bank Tanzania Oct 27
Poorly planned digital ID systems can create or exacerbate risks to personal data, but with careful design, systems can promote responsible use and re-use of data by enabling people to exercise control. 📉 📱💻
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World Bank Tanzania Oct 27
Digital ID, digital payments, & data governance are each important individually. Together, they add up to a powerful public good that is crucial to today’s economies as roads and railways were to those of the twentieth century 😇 📱💻
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World Bank Tanzania Oct 27
Digital ID systems alone are not a silver bullet for reaching vulnerable groups. Such schemes require affordable access to digital infrastructure. Where this exists, a digital ID provides a foundation for other important applications & systems to be built 📱💻
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World Bank Tanzania Oct 27
Digital IDs are used to make emergency cash transfers to vulnerable groups – such as women & girls, the poor, informal & migrant workers, people living in remote areas, and refugees. 📱💻
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World Bank Tanzania Oct 26
In some countries, Digital ID systems have enabled authorities to identify populations reliably & remotely:
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World Bank Tanzania Oct 26
Communities should safeguard all forms of cultural heritage, protect and support culture professionals, promote diversity, creativity and innovation, and integrate the arts and culture sector into its recovery and development 🦠
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World Bank Tanzania Oct 26
A post community should foster social inclusion, build accessible public spaces and civic institutions.
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World Bank Tanzania Oct 26
Arts & culture, like all other affected sectors of society and the economy, need government support to mitigate the negative impacts from the lockdowns & economic downturn, as well as to jumpstart the recovery process 🦠
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World Bank Tanzania Oct 26
In 2013, creative industries around the world generated revenues of over $2 billion and employed 29 million people. The market for creative goods is estimated to be $508 billion as of 2015 😞 🦠
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