The report is a primer for policymakers seeking to exploit technology’s potential in welfare while promoting gender equality. The underlying premise is that technology is never a benign instrument. Instead, it incorporates biases and ways of functioning that, in the case of welfare, have been entrenched throughout history.
If accompanied by an understanding of gender inequality mechanisms in both traditional and more recent digital welfare systems, integrating ADMS in welfare can be a revolutionary process. It even has the potential to amend dated assumptions about gender roles and design a social protection system that truly empowers women and leads to a more equitable society for all.