On November 12, IPA hosted a parallel session at the 59th Philippine Economics Society Conference (virtual) at 8:30-10 AM PHT. This session, titled "Can Digital G2P Payments be the Future of Cash Transfer Programming?" was organized and moderated by IPA Philippines Country Director Nasserena Sampaco-Baddiri and included three presentations:
- Cesi Cruz (Assistant Professor, UCLA) on "Monitoring Digital Financial Payments of Cash Transfers in the Philippines"
- Yoonyoung Cho (Senior Economist, The World Bank) on "COVID-19 G2P Cash-Transfer Payments Case Study: Philippines"
- Kate Glynn-Broderick (Financial Inclusion Program Associate Director, IPA) on "Digitization of Government to People Cash Transfers: Understanding Beneficiaries’ Experiences"
To learn more about this session, see the details for Session E3 on the conference website.
Prior to this session, IPA Founder Dean Karlan delivered remarks on November 11 at 8:30 AM PHT as one of the keynote speakers for the plenary session. To watch the recording, visit the PES Facebook page.