It was exciting to see new and different strategies from big investors such as the International Money Fund (IMF) and World Bank. It was even more exciting to hear about the astounding innovations that came out of the COVID Pandemic, proving that listening to what local communities need is crucial in a crisis.
One example of acting quickly and ethically to meet the needs of the most vulnerable is Togo's minister of digital economy and transformation who led her team to create a digital cash program in 10 days
that reached thousands of people in poverty. The funding was put into local hands who shaped a solution that they have now offered to share with other countries.