Mahesh Uttamchandani

Mahesh Uttamchandani is the practice manager for financial inclusion, infrastructure and access in the Finance, Competitiveness, and Innovation Global Practice at the World Bank Group. He manages Payment & Market Infrastructures, Responsible Financial Access, Credit Infrastructure, the global Financial Inclusion Support Framework program, and the global Financial Consumer Protection program. He also jointly leads (with an IFC co-head) the Universal Financial Access 2020 initiative. He was previously practice manager for SME Access to Finance and Credit Infrastructure. Mahesh also served as a global lead for the Credit Infrastructure Global Solutions Group, where he led the World Bank Group's work in the areas of secured transactions, credit reporting and insolvency, including the Insolvency and Creditor/Debtor Rights initiative.

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Building Back Better: Designing Cash Transfers for Women’s Empowerment

For government-to-person payments to truly benefit the most vulnerable during COVID-19, they must tackle the inequalities that women are facing due to the pandemic.