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, 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 Credit Infrastructure Global Solutions Group, where he led the WBG'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.