Better Than Cash Governance

The Better Than Cash Alliance operates under the following governance structure:


The Better Than Cash Alliance Secretariat is hosted by the United Nations Capital Development Fund and follows transparent and accountable UN processes.

Based in New York, Dr. Ruth Goodwin-Groen is the Alliance’s Managing Director, leading a team of UN staff members and consultants based in Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee has primary responsibility for the governance of the Better Than Cash Alliance. The Committee reflects the interests of governments, companies and international organizations and is driven by a commitment to provide the resources and collaboration needed to achieve the Alliance’s goals. It follows core principles of integrity, respect and collective accountability.

Member Services Committee

The Member Services Committee is responsible for the approval of priority members, the advisory services those members will receive, and approval of the respective budget.

Editorial and Publications Committee

The Editorial and Publications Committee has responsibility for ensuring that the Alliance’s publications are rigorous and cutting edge. The Committee consists of both internal and external experts with deep knowledge across all aspects of digital payments.