Swisscontact joins SWAP to improve Bangladeshi RMG workers access to technology
Swisscontact Bangladesh and re-commerce platform SWAP recently agreed to work together in order to increase RMG workers' access to digital financial solutions through smartphone penetration.
Currently, around 2.5 million ready-made garment (RMG) workers of Bangladesh have been reported to use smartphones in a recent baseline study conducted by 'Sarathi - Improving Financial Health', a flagship financial inclusion project of Swisscontact Bangladesh.
As of now, most RMG workers use feature phones due to lack of access to affordable smartphones, usability barriers from lack of digital literacy, and lack of awareness regarding the benefits of smartphones.
Swisscontact Bangladesh will be collaborating with SWAP to address this digital divide and increase RMG workers' access to digital financial solutions through smartphone penetration with SWAP's re-commerce model using 'Livewire' outlets and SWAP agent shops.