Emma Wadie Hobson

Emma Wadie Hobson is a senior social protection specialist at the World Bank. She has been the task team leader for the Bank-funded, government-implemented Girls Education and Women’s Empowerment and Livelihoods (GEWEL) project in Zambia since September 2019. Her background has focused on social safety nets, social protection delivery systems, productive inclusion and jobs, both within the Bank as well as working previously at USAID and in NGOs.

By Emma Wadie Hobson


The Benefits of G2P Choice: Zambia Leads the Way

In 2017, Zambia introduced a government-to-person (G2P) payments model that lets beneficiaries choose the provider they want to use to receive their payment. Today, the benefits to the recipients, providers and government are clear.