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REGISTER NOW for webinar series that present cash to digital toolkits

by Communications Team, January 30, 2015

The Better Than Cash Alliance is launching a new set of comprehensive toolkits to help governments, companies and the development community to shift from cash to electronic payments. Join us for short and focused training webinars on how to use these toolkits 23-27 February 2015.

Speakers will showcase the features of five different toolkits, designed in partnership with Bankable Frontier Associates (BFA), that map the process of transitioning from cash or paper-based systems to digital.

Practitioners in development organizations, business and government who are leading the effort to increase the efficiency and scale of digital payments in their own organizations or countries are encouraged to participate in these webinars, as are consultants who can use the toolkits to support these stakeholders in making the shift from cash to digital payments.

The schedule of webinars will be as follows. Please click the links below to register. If you have any problems with registration, please contact Maura Hart at maura.hart@uncdf.org.

Monday, 23 February 2015
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. EST (UTC -5)
How to plan a shift to electronic payments for the development community

by Jamie Zimmerman
REGISTER HERE

Webinar participants will learn to:

  • determine the costs and benefits of using electronic means instead of cash for emergency transfers or other development interventions, and
  • identify the possible trade-offs among cost, speed, number of beneficiaries, and effects of electronic payments on the post-emergency payment landscape.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. EST (UTC -5)
How to plan a shift to electronic payments for government

by Beatriz Marulanda
REGISTER HERE

Webinar participants will learn to:

  • determine the key decisions that policymakers face, such as what level of government to target or which stakeholders to include in the process of shifting to electronic payments; and
  • assess the competing approaches of mandates or incentives to encouraging widespread take-up of electronic payments. Wednesday, 25 February 2015 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. EST (UTC -5) How to plan a shift to electronic payments for business by David Porteous REGISTER HERE

Webinar participants will learn to:

  • identify the costs and benefits of shifting to electronic payments for companies, value chains and consumers; and
  • determine the appropriate timeframe and discount rate for companies.

Thursday, 26 February 2015
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. EST (UTC -5)
How to conduct a country diagnostic

by Brian Loeb
REGISTER HERE

Webinar participants will learn to:

  • conduct a country diagnostic, drawing on the experience of the diagnostics conducted by BFA in partnership with the Better Than Cash Alliance; and
  • determine how countries or funders can collect relevant, existing data and information and prioritize how to shift to electronic payments.

Friday, 27 February 2015
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. EST (UTC -5)
How to measure a shift to electronic payments

by Wajiha Ahmed REGISTER HERE

Webinar participants will learn to:

  • use good-practice, cost-effective approaches for measuring the baseline volumes, values and payment types for each payer-payee combination in the payment grid; and
  • evaluate the impact of a cash to digital policy change.
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