About The Better Than Cash Alliance

Based at the United Nations, the Better Than Cash Alliance is a partnership of governments, companies, and international organizations that accelerates the transition from cash to responsible digital payments to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.


The Alliance has 80 members which are committed to digitizing payments in order to boost efficiency, transparency, women’s economic participation and financial inclusion, helping build economies that are digital and inclusive. Members do not want to abolish physical cash – it is legal tender – but rather want to provide responsible digital payment options that are “better than cash”.

The Alliance Secretariat works with members on their journey to digitize payments by:

  • Providing advisory services based on their priorities.
  • Sharing action-oriented research and fostering peer learning on responsible practices.
  • Conducting advocacy at national, regional and global level.