Senegal: Digitizing Worker Payments for Economic Recovery and Decent Work

In Senegal, 9-of-10 workers are paid in cash. Most are temporary workers and excluded from health insurance. A survey revealed that 77% of temporary workers would be willing to receive their wages digitally if this gave them access to health insurance. These are some of the major findings of the publication that the Senegalese government has launched, with support from the Better Than Cash Alliance (United Nations), the World Bank and the National Agency of Statistics and Demography of Senegal. The important report features a foreword co-authored by UNSGSA Queen Máxima and Senegalese President Macky Sall.