Striving for G2P E-payments at Scale: The Evolution of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program in The Philippines

UNCDF - BTCA - Philippines

As part of a national conditional cash transfer (CCT) program, the Government of the Philippines used account-linked cards provided by Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) to invest in the health and education of poor households through its Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps). As of August 2013, electronic payments reached over 40 percent of the 3.9 million poorest households across all 17 regions of the 2,000-island nation. This is one in a series of case studies that was made possible by a grant from the Government of the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) to the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) in support of the work of the Better Than Cash Alliance.