Financial and Monetary Systems

You’ve got money: Mobile payments help people during the pandemic

Governments are resorting to direct bank transfers to support their citizens in financial stress caused by COVID-19. Image: REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja - RC1AB3354300

Sonja Davidovic

Economist in the Offices of the Managing Directo, IMF

Delphine Prady

Senior economist in the Fiscal Affairs Departme, IMF


Our Impact
The Big Picture
Explore and monitor how Financial and Monetary Systems is affecting economies, industries and global issues
Crowdsource Innovation
Get involved with our crowdsourced digital platform to deliver impact at scale

Stay up to date:

Financial and Monetary Systems

Have you read?

How countires are responding to COVID-19. Image: IMF
The number of money agents around the world. Image: IMF
A resilient mobile money program. Image: IMF

License and Republishing

World Economic Forum articles may be republished in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License, and in accordance with our Terms of Use.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author alone and not the World Economic Forum.

Related topics:

Financial and Monetary SystemsCOVID-19Global HealthPublic Finance and Social Protection


Global Agenda

The Agenda Weekly

A weekly update of the most important issues driving the global agenda


You can unsubscribe at any time using the link in our emails. For more details, review our privacy policy.

Agility, resilience and impact: How fintech charted a positive course through the global pandemic
About Us
Partners & Members
Language Editions

Privacy Policy & Terms of Service

© 2022 World Economic Forum