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Unilever raises the bar on private sector leadership to achieve the SDGs through digital payments

September 20, 2017

In a significant step towards integrating social benefits into business strategy, the UN-based Better Than Cash Alliance announced its newest member: Unilever.

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The role of Financial Services in Humanitarian Crises

April 24, 2017

This paper recommends actions that policy makers and donors can take to improve the provision of financial services to crisis-affected populations.

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Decade Edition of the State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money

March 1, 2017

The impact of mobile money has been felt well beyond transactions and accounts: people’s lives have been enriched by greater personal security, a sense of empowerment, and more.

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Nuevo estudio de las Naciones Unidas destaca progreso del Perú en finanzas digitales

October 13, 2016

Así como el Instituto Global McKinsey (MGI) revela que las finanzas digitales tendrían un impacto de US$ 3.7 trillones en el aumento del PBI en las economías emergentes, el nuevo reporte destaca cómo el Perú puede continuar avanzando en su agenda de finanzas digitales

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New United Nations Study Shines Spotlight on Peru’s Progress on Digital Finance

October 13, 2016

As McKinsey Global Institute reveals a potential $3.7 trillion GDP boost in emerging economies, the report outlines how Peru can continue to advance its digital finance agenda

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Country Diagnostic: Peru

October 13, 2016

Building from a Strong Foundation: A Path Forward for Digitizing Sub-national Government Payments in Peru

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Diagnóstico de País: Perú

October 13, 2016

Construyendo sobre bases sólidas: un camino para el avance de los pagos de gobierno a nivel subnacional en el Perú

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Universal Financial Access Global Payment Systems Survey 2015

October 11, 2016

During the 2013 World Bank–International Monetary Fund Annual Meetings, the World Bank Group (WBG) President Dr. Jim Yong Kim announced that the WBG envisions that adults worldwide will have universal financial access (UFA) by 2020. That is, adults will be able to have access to a transaction account to store money, and make and receive payments as the basic building block to manage their financial lives.

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2016 Mobile Industry Impact Report: Sustainable Development Goals

September 15, 2016

This report is a critical input into the development of a comprehensive SDG implementation plan for the mobile industry.

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Alliance featured in Anatalya outcome document

July 5, 2016

Better Than Cash Alliance featured in Anatalya Comprehensive High-level Midterm Review

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IRC: Financial transfers an essential part of humanitarian response

May 25, 2016

A report by International Rescue Committee's (IRC)

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Making Electronic Payments Work for Humanitarian Response

May 1, 2016

This report builds the case for electronic payment preparedness to support humanitarian interventions by providing a baseline analysis of existing donor support for electronic payment preparedness and actual electronic payment preparedness needs in select high-risk disaster prone countries.

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UNFPA joins the Better Than Cash Alliance to improve programme delivery

By Communications Team, April 29, 2016

Today, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, joined The Better Than Cash Alliance, committing to boost the use of digital payments to improve programme delivery, by generating cost savings and increasing transparency and security.

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Modelo Perú Webinar

By Communications Team, April 19, 2016

The Better Than Cash Alliance recently held a live webinar with key players behind the launch of Peru’s new mobile wallet. "Bim" is the first product of Modelo Perú, which plans to bring digital payments to five million Peruvians over the next five years.

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Modelo Perú Webinar

April 19, 2016

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Basel standard setter: improving payments infrastructure accelerates financial inclusion

April 5, 2016

Payment Aspects of Financial Inclusion (PAFI)

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In the hands of women: A reflection on the gender gap in financial inclusion

By Beth Porter, March 8, 2016

Did you ever wonder why there is not an International Men’s Day? There actually is such a day, by the way—it’s on November 19th, but there aren’t too many people marking it with a night off from cooking or cleaning or childcare for the guys!

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Guide to the Use of Digital Financial Services in Agriculture

February 15, 2016

This guide is based on four in-country assessments conducted jointly by the USAID Bureau for Food Security’s (BFS) Office of Market and Partnership Innovations (MPI), the U.S. Global Development Lab DFS team and USAID’s FHI 360-led Mobile Solutions Technical Assistance and Research (mSTAR) project.

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Beyond Cash: Incentivizing Merchant Acceptance in India

January 25, 2016

India has made remarkable progress towards financial inclusion, but the use of digital payments remains limited

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El Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo será el primer banco regional de desarrollo en unirse a una alianza que promueve pagos digitales

January 25, 2016

La organización se une a una alianza organizada por la Naciones Unidas para unir gobiernos, empresas y organizaciones internacionales en el esfuerzo para avanzar pagos digitales

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Inter-American Development Bank becomes first regional development bank to join partnership to advance digital payments

January 25, 2016

The organization joins a UN-hosted alliance of governments, companies and international organizations to accelerate the move towards digitization of payments

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World Development Report 2016: Access to the Internet inadequate

January 13, 2016

Digital Technologies: Huge Development Potential Remains Out of Sight for the Four Billion Who Lack Internet Access

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Grameen Foundation finds mobile payments improve resilience

December 31, 2015

Measuring The Impact Of Microfinance: Looking To The Future

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Ugandan farmers – majority women - devise new mobile solution

By Nicole Kresse, December 8, 2015

Farmers are adapting mobile technology to meet market needs and drive progress on their own terms rather than waiting for telecommunications companies to deliver solutions

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Innovative Digital Payment Mechanisms Supporting Financial Inclusion Stocktaking Report

November 16, 2015

A report by the World Bank Group’s Payment System Development Group, the Better Than Cash Alliance, and the Alliance for Financial Inclusion for the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion

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MIT Press Journal The end of financial marginalization is in sight: Here's the roadmap

November 16, 2015

The End of Financial Marginalization Is in Sight: Here's the Roadmap

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Chilling effect of anti-money-laundering policies for poor countries

November 9, 2015

Unintended Consequences of Anti–Money Laundering Policies for Poor Countries

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International Organization for Migration: relocation grants paid remotely worldwide with prepaid cards

October 13, 2015

International Organization for Migration: relocation grants paid remotely worldwide with prepaid cards

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Launching a new toolkit: Digitising payments for businesses, governments and NGOs

October 6, 2015

The toolkit is available on request to mobile operators via the GSMA website

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Watch: Inspirational speeches at UN Global Goals Summit

By Communications Team, September 30, 2015

The President of Tanzania, H.E. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, as well as Ministers and other high level figures from Peru, Belgium, Bangladesh, Colombia, the Philippines, Rwanda, Sierra Leone and South Africa, delivered powerful speeches on how digital payments and greater financial inclusion are accelerating progress towards key Sustainable Development Goals.

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Media Briefing - Making cash history

September 23, 2015

Making cash history: How digital payments can help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

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Heads of State & Governments Event on Digitizing Payments & Inclusive Finance at UN Summit

By Communications Team, September 22, 2015

Governments Leading the Way: Digitizing Payments and Advancing Inclusive Finance to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, Saturday 26 September, 1:00pm - 2:30pm EST, United Nations Headquarters

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New Responsible Finance Forum Website

September 21, 2015

Responsible Finance Forum

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Their big bet for the future: Bill and Melinda Gates

September 21, 2015

2015 Gates Annual Letter

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How new technologies affect small businesses – recent research findings from DCED Research

September 21, 2015

DCED Research and Evidence Update

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Leading global experts priotize key measures to optimize digital finance for world's poorest people

September 9, 2015

ANTALYA, Turkey - How are phones and cards changing the ways the global poor access and manage their money, and what should governments and financial institutions do to ensure innovative products and services meet the need of low-income customers? These and related topics were the subject of intense discussion and debate by leading global experts at a G20-backed event this week in Antalya, Turkey, one of the countries being transformed by digital innovation.

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Disrupting Development with Digital Technologies

August 3, 2015

Brookings Blum Roundtable

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Tribute to Reuben Summerlin

By Communications Team, July 10, 2015

It is with great sadness this week that the Better Than Cash Alliance, Mobile Money for the Poor and UNCDF mourn the passing of our friend and colleague Reuben Summerlin, UNCDF’s Advisor in the Pacific region and the Programme manager of the UNDP/UNCDF Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP).

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The Better Than Cash Journey: Concern and CARE

By Communications Team, July 9, 2015

This is the fourth in a series of articles written by Maura Hart on the achievements of several Better Than Cash Alliance members. These highlights capture the innovative work by governments, businesses and development organizations to fulfill their commitment to transition from cash to digital payments.

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Grupo Bimbo joins the Better Than Cash Alliance to help small businesses in Mexico boost profits

July 7, 2015

Through Red Qiubo, Grupo Bimbo provides small businesses with the necessary technology to accept digital payments in their operations.

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DaviPlata: Taking Mobile G2P Payments to Scale in Colombia

July 1, 2015

Insights and Lessons from the payment of Familias en Accion through DaviPlata wallets in Colombia

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Closing the gender gap in mobile phone access and use

By Shireen Santosham, June 3, 2015

Guest post by Shireen Santosham, GSMA Connected Women

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The Better Than Cash Journey: Mercy Corps & Women’s World Banking

By Communications Team, June 3, 2015

This is the first in a series of articles on the achievements of several Better Than Cash Alliance members

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The Opportunities of Digitizing Payments

May 18, 2015

The Opportunities of Digitizing Payments

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Mercy Corps recognized for providing emergency e-transfers to 25,000 Typhoon survivors in the ‪‎Philippines‬ ‬‬‬‬‬

By Communications Team, March 31, 2015

Beneficiaries received electronic transfers via mobile savings accounts

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Case Study: Shifting Food Assistance in Kenya to E-Payments

March 5, 2015

Cash for Assets: World Food Programme’s Exploration of the In-Kind to E-Payments Shift for Food Assistance in Kenya

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Country Diagnostic: Malawi

March 2, 2015

Development Results Focused Research Program

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Electronic transfers in humanitarian response: Good news, bad news and how-to

By Jamie M. Zimmerman, January 29, 2015

Digitizing the delivery of humanitarian aid has so much appeal. By taking cash out of the equation, electronic transfers (often called e-transfers or e-payments) promise a faster, more secure and more transparent (so less corruptible) means of getting help to those who need it, even in the most hard to reach places.

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The IRC joins the Better Than Cash Alliance

By Rosa Akbari, January 28, 2015

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is pleased to join the Better Than Cash Alliance, in support of our commitment to provide essential services within the first 72 hours of crisis.

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Thousands of Ebola workers paid in Liberia

By Communications Team, January 20, 2015

Monrovia, LIBERIA - UNDP has helped the Liberian government pay thousands of Ebola workers. Over $1 million dollars in cash payments were distributed across the country in January alone.

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Colombia’s Online E-Payments Platform: Private Sector Innovation Inspired by Government Vision

January 1, 2015

Private Sector Innovation Inspired by Government Vision

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Mobile money for 16,000 Ebola workers

By Communications Team, December 24, 2014

December 24 , 2014. Sierre Leone: Marion Sesay gossiped with her two work colleagues while they waited in the shade of a local money handler for their names to be called.

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Shifting from cash in the midst of crisis: Electronic transfers in the Democratic Republic of Congo

By Communications Team, December 22, 2014

There is growing consensus in the humanitarian community that cash (digital or physical) – as opposed to delivery of food and materials – is often the best way to help communities bounce back from crisis.

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The International Fund for Agricultural Development joins Better Than Cash Alliance to bring financial inclusion to rural communities

By Michael Hamp, December 18, 2014

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is pleased to accept an invitation to join the Better than Cash Alliance (BTCA) in our shared commitment to bringing financial access to rural communities through digital payments.

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UN Helping to Coordinate Payments to Thousands of Frontline Ebola Responders

By Communications Team, December 1, 2014

The Better Than Cash Alliance (BTCA) is supporting the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) work with the authorities in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone to coordinate payments for thousands of treatment centre staff, lab technicians, contacts tracers and burial teams.

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In China, UN Special Advocate Queen Máxima Sees Great Potential for Digital Financial Inclusion

By Communications Team, November 30, 2014

At the invitation of the government of China, Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands visited the country from 24 to 28 November in her capacity as the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA).

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Twitter Chat: Digital Payments in Developing Countries

By Communications Team, November 24, 2014

Join the Better Than Cash Alliance and our partners for an online discussion about safety and transparency in digital payments.

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Every dollar spent on Syrian refugees generates $2.13 in local Lebanese markets

September 29, 2014

A new study by IRC analyzed the spending of 90,000 Syrian refugee families who received $100 ATM bankcards

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World Bank Report: Digital payments vital to economic growth

August 27, 2014

Gates Foundation and Better Than Cash Alliance urge governments to embrace digital financial services, offers concrete action steps

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Paving the Way for Responsible Digital Finance

By Beth Porter, August 27, 2014

By Beth Porter, Policy Advisor, Financial Inclusion, UNCDF, Advisor, Better Than Cash Alliance

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Seeing the Benefits of Electronic Aid Delivery Up Close in Rwanda

By Communications Team, August 26, 2014

Earlier this year, we shared the story of the World Food Programme (WFP) introducing cash transfers on mobile phones at the Gihembe refugee camp in northern Rwanda.

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In Learning Exchange with Kenya, Nigerian and Malawian Banks Focus on Reaching Women With Cashless Solutions

By Allegra Palmer, August 25, 2014

Guest post by Allegra Palmer, Women’s World Banking

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Cash Transfers Poised to Aid National Governments in Times of Crisis

July 31, 2014

Aid National Governments

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Is Cash the Enemy of Financial Inclusion?

By Communications Team, June 30, 2014

The Better Than Cash Alliance, hosted by UNCDF, gathered with colleagues at the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) Council of Governors Annual Meeting last month in Urubamba, Peru. The event brought together over 30 international organizations dedicated to expanding global financial inclusion.

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At a Moment’s Notice: Mercy Corps Tests and Deploys an E-Voucher System for Crises in the DRC

By Sara Murray, May 29, 2014

The following is a guest post by Sara Murray, Electronic Payments Program Manager at Mercy Corps, a Better Than Cash Alliance member.

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Women’s World Banking Joins the Better Than Cash Alliance

April 30, 2014

One Million Low-Income People to Reap Benefits of Digital Money

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Better Than Cash Alliance Recognized As Example for Effective Development

By Tidhar Wald, April 29, 2014

On April 15-16, 2014 the Better Than Cash Alliance presented at the First High Level Meeting for Effective Development Cooperation in Mexico City, Mexico. The meeting was organized by the Mexican government with support of the OECD and UNDP. Tidhar Wald, Government and Corporate Relations Specialist shares insights from the event.

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First There Was Cash-for-Assets – Could WFP’s New E-Payments Model be Scaled Up Too?

By Communications Team, March 18, 2014

Kenya has been hailed as one of the developing world’s leaders in electronic payments. So it should come as no surprise that a sparsely populated, dusty village 500 kilometres from Nairobi is home to a pilot project testing whether an electronic delivery model for aid can be viable on a larger, commercial scale. Drought prone Merti is a small town in the arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs), of northern Kenya where The World Food Programme, MasterCard and local partner Equity Bank have been running a pilot point-of-sale electronic payments programme. .

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Electronic cash aid gives Rwandan refugees more options

By Communications Team, February 26, 2014

As part of its commitments to enhance food security, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has introduced mobile phone facilitated cash transfers to feed the 14,500 refugees in Gihembe refugee camp in northern Rwanda.

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Davos Shines a Light on Financial Inclusion Via Electronic Payments

By Ryan Erenhouse, February 26, 2014

World Economic Forum recognises electronic payments as a driver for financial inclusion

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Ethiopia scales up mobile and other digital finance services

By Communications Team, February 26, 2014

Better Than Cash Alliance discusses digital financial strategy with government

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Catholic Relief Services Joins Better Than Cash Alliance

January 30, 2014

CRS Commits to Increase Electronic Payments to Strengthen Local Economies

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WSBI contributes its expertise to the Better Than Cash Alliance in shifting cash to electronic payments

January 28, 2014

In joining the Better Than Cash Alliance, the World Savings and Retail Banking Institute will work to increase the number of electronic transactions undertaken throughout its global membership as well as share research on the lessons learned

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Electronic Payments within a Limited Financial Infrastructure: Uganda’s Search for a Viable E-payments Solution to deliver Social Assistance Grants for Empowerment (SAGE)

December 2, 2013

Reaching nearly 100,000 of Uganda’s senior and vulnerable citizens, Social Assistance Grants for Empowerment (SAGE) has demonstrated the need for tenacity and flexibility as it works to create a transparent and efficient social protection system in a country with limited payment infrastructure that is prone to a lack of transparency and leakage.

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E-donate to help Typhoon Haiyan survivors

By Communications Team, November 29, 2013

Two months ago, Mr Paolo Baltao, President of G-Xchange, a subsidiary of Globe Telecom, one of the leading telecommunications services providers in the Philippines

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WFP's new e-card reduces Syrian refugees suffering

By Communications Team, October 31, 2013

As part of its massive humanitarian response to the Syrian crisis, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is rolling out an innovative electronic voucher programme in Lebanon that will allow hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees to meet their food needs and help boost the local economy.

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Learning From Peers Speeds the Digitization Process

By Communications Team, September 30, 2013

Budget Under-Secretary Richard Bon Moya knew he was being ambitious. The goal was to shift all the financial transactions of the Filipino Government to a digital format—and to do it in five years. Most countries attempting such a feat had taken seven to 10 years. But there was one that had managed a quick, relatively seamless transition: Kenya.

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Digital Payments and Financial Inclusion Key to Poverty Alleviation and Economic Growth, say World Leaders

September 26, 2013

Digital Payments and Financial Inclusion Key to Poverty Alleviation and Economic Growth, say World Leaders

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Mr Bill Gates and Other Experts to Speak on Digital Financial Inclusion and Inclusive Growth

September 18, 2013

Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development and Mr Bill Gates to Speak on Digital Financial Inclusion and Inclusive Growth

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Transforming Financial Systems for the Poor: Report Shows Digital Advances Can Unlock Cost Savings of 90 Percent

By Communications Team, September 18, 2013

In looking at ways to bring financial services to the more than two billion people outside formal financial systems, often the focus has been on piecemeal efforts to improve specific elements such as product design, pricing, delivery, banking regulation, or consumer protection.

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Debit cards provide flexibility to displaced families in Mali

By Communications Team, August 1, 2013

Eighteen-year-old Djélika Haïdara was pregnant when she fled her home in northern Mali to escape the violent aftermath of a military coup. She and her extended family were among more than 227,000 people displaced within Mali. Djélika and her baby now live in Bamako, the nation’s capital, in a rented apartment with 20 other family members.

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Share Your Thoughts: What Are “Responsible” Digital Payments?

By Communications Team, August 1, 2013

The Better Than Cash Alliance and UNCDF participated a meeting of the Responsible Finance Community of Practice (CoP) on June 25th 2013 in Berlin, Germany. Participants agreed that one key issue for the CoP to address in the future is what “responsible” means for new financial service businesses in emerging economies, including digital payments.

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As MEDA joins Better Than Cash Alliance, Reflections on progress to a “Cash-lite Zambia”

By Nicole Pasricha, June 20, 2013

While in Zambia last week, I was struck by the changes in the mobile money sector that have happened since my last trip in 2011, which admittedly is about 20 years ago in technology years. When MEDA first started our partnership that year with Zoona, a mobile transactions company, they were the new kid on the block in a market pretty unfamiliar with cashless payments. They were doing a fair number of transactions, but many of those were directed e-vouchers for subsidy recipients, and there was not a lot of competition for customers doing cashless transactions. Uptake was slow going, and it wasn’t yet clear: Would cashless payments ever take off in Zambia?

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MEDA Joins the Better Than Cash Alliance

June 20, 2013

Pledges to Improve Access to Finance and Markets for the Poor by Supporting Shift to Electronic Payments

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Joining Central Bankers to Focus on Innovations in Consumer Payments

By Communications Team, April 9, 2013

The World Bank and the Committee on Payment and Settlement Systems (CPSS) recently hosted the Third Meeting of the CPSS – World Bank Retail Payments Forum in Perugia, Italy.

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ACDI/VOCA: Why Electronic Payments are Game-Changing for Development Practitioners

By Matt Renaud, April 2, 2013

At ACDI/VOCA we see firsthand how technological innovations are revolutionizing approaches to global economic development. This is particularly true for electronic payments. Around 2.5 billion people around the world are “unbanked.” Without access to financial services, they can’t save for the future, build assets or get credit. For those who do have access, the services are often rudimentary and inefficient. Electronic payments open doors and create lasting benefits for this underserved population by providing access to robust, modern financial services.

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Grameen Foundation Joins the Better Than Cash Alliance

March 26, 2013

Grameen Foundation Joins Better Than Cash Alliance; Pledges to Address Poverty by Shifting to Electronic Payments

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ACDI/VOCA Joins the Better Than Cash Alliance

March 5, 2013

ACDI/VOCA Joins the Better Than Cash Alliance — Pledges to Address Poverty and Grow the Economy by Shifting to Electronic Payments

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M-Shwari: Market Reactions and Potential Improvements

February 28, 2013

M-Shwari: Market Reactions and Potential Improvements

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An Overview of the G2P Payments Sector in Pakistan

January 31, 2013

A CGAP Report

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The Global Movement of Electronic Payments at WEF

By Communications Team, January 23, 2013

At the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, this morning, the Better Than Cash Alliance hosted a roundtable discussion with Juan Jiménez Mayor, Prime Minister, Republic of Peru; Dr. Mauricio Cárdenas, Minister of Finance, Republic of Colombia; and Florencio B. Abad, Secretary of Budget and Management, Republic of the Philippines.

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Better Than Cash Alliance Names Ruth Goodwin-Groen as Managing Director

By Communications Team, November 27, 2012

Alliance Accelerates Work to Transition from Cash to Electronic Payments Worldwide

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Better Than Cash Alliance Perspectives: The Development Community

By Doug Sabo, October 4, 2012

Around the world, 2.5 billion people lack access to formal financial services.

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Better Than Cash Launch Event

By Communications Team, October 2, 2012

2012 the Better Than Cash Alliance was launched at an event at the Ford Foundation in New York.

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Citi Helps Launch Better Than Cash Alliance, Accelerating Transition to E-payments

By Bob Annibale, September 29, 2012

This week, Citi helped to launch the Better Than Cash Alliance, a coalition of public, private and NGO partners that will call on governments, the development community and the private sector to adopt the use of electronic payments for programs that support the underbanked — and provide resources to those who commit to make the transition.

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Ruth Goodwin-Groen Named as Managing Director

September 27, 2012

Alliance Accelerates Work to Transition from Cash to Electronic Payments Worldwide

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Editorial Mentions: Better Than Cash Alliance

September 27, 2012

Editorial Mentions: Better Than Cash Alliance

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The Better Than Cash Alliance Is Out to Create a “Cash Lite” World

September 25, 2012

The Better Than Cash Alliance Is Out to Create a “Cash Lite” World

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What’s Better than Cash?

By Communications Team, September 21, 2012

“We are excited to be joining our partners in announcing the Better than Cash Alliance today. Committed to moving the global community onto electronic payments in place of physical cash, the Alliance will help the world’s poorest families join the modern economy and realize the benefits of a more transparent, inclusive, cash-light world. I’m optimistic that this Alliance will help usher in a new era of opportunity for some of the most vulnerable people on earth.”

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Initiative Launched to Accelerate Global Shift to Electronic Payments for the Poor

September 20, 2012

Initiative Launched to Accelerate Global Shift to Electronic Payments for the Poor

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Leading Corporations, Foundations and Development Organizations Form ‘Better Than Cash Alliance’

September 20, 2012

Leading Corporations, Foundations and Development Organizations Form ‘Better Than Cash Alliance’

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Digital initiative aimed at helping world’s poor

September 19, 2012

Digital initiative aimed at helping world’s poor

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Empowering People One Transaction at a Time

September 19, 2012

Empowering People One Transaction at a Time: Leading Corporations, Foundations and Development Organizations Form “Better Than Cash Alliance” to Accelerate Global Shift to Electronic Payments

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Empowering People One Transaction at a Time

By Communications Team, September 19, 2012

Empowering People One Transaction at a Time: Leading Corporations, Foundations and Development Organizations Form “Better Than Cash Alliance” to Accelerate Global Shift to Electronic Payments

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Latest Materials

September 7, 2012

Please find the most recent fact sheets on the Better Than Cash Alliance:

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New Technologies in Cash Transfer Programming and Humanitarian Assistance

February 24, 2012

New Technologies in Cash Transfer Programming and Humanitarian Assistance

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Plugging into Mobile Money Platforms: Early Experiences of NGOs in the Field

January 31, 2012

Plugging into Mobile Money Platforms: Early Experiences of NGOs in the Field

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Banking with mobile phones in Haiti: A report on a T-cash pilot program

January 29, 2012

Banking with mobile phones in Haiti: A report on a T-cash pilot program

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G2P: Expanding Financial Inclusion in the Pacific Report

December 12, 2011

A report by Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP)

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Kenya Case Studies in e-Payments

November 12, 2011

A report by USAID

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Building a Mobile Money Distribution Network in Papua New Guinea

March 12, 2011

A report by Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP)

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World Bank Presents Outcomes of the Global Payment Systems Survey 2010

February 1, 2010

A Report by World Bank

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Beneficiary Perceptions and Attitudes in Fiji: Facilitating Migration from Paper-based to Electronic Benefit Distribution

December 12, 2009

Report by Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme(PFIP)