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​Insights on Digital Financial Services (DFS) During COVID-19 Webinar Series


With more than half of the world’s population under lockdown from COVID-19, most of the world’s poor do not have any income. Many do not have a safe place in which to quarantine, most have minimal savings for stocking up on food and supplies, and some do not even have access to basic services such as the water needed to wash their hands. Moreover, cash access points also are limited due to business closure or lack of adequate liquidity. How will poor people and unbanked be able to access financial services during the pandemic?

The objectives of this webinar series are to provide insights on the innovative applications of telecommunications services, digital payments and fintech in addressing COVID-19 triggered social distancing and lockdown and share lessons learned from governments and DFS stakeholders on the measures that they are implementing. 

Watch all webinar series episodes on YouTube

May 2020
J​une 2020
July 2020
​September 2020

November 2020


Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this webinar series are those of the panelists and do not reflect the official policy or position of the ITU.