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India’s digital future

October 12, 2017

Country’s drive toward digitization may put it on track to be the world's fastest growing economy

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CURRENCY OF TRUST: Consumer Behaviors and Attitudes Toward Digital Financial Services in India

May 16, 2017

This report provides a synthesis of the “Currency of Trust” study findings.

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UN report: Social network payments now reach nearly US $3 trillion in China

April 19, 2017

Payments on messaging and e-commerce platforms set to increase China’s GDP by $236 billion by 2025, unlocking new economic opportunities for people and small businesses

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The March Towards Digital Money: Bringing The Underbanked In From The Cold

April 7, 2017

The March Towards Digital Money: Bringing The Underbanked In From The Cold

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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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New United Nations Study Maps Top 10 Ways Governments and Companies Can Create Digital Economies

September 21, 2016

For the first time, new evidence from 25 countries shows how governments and companies can move away from cash, as McKinsey Global Institute reveals a potential $3.7 trillion GDP boost

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Responsible Digital Payments: Reducing the risks that come with new opportunities

By Beth Porter & Ros Grady, July 20, 2016

It’s all at our fingertips. The possibility to make a payment. The delight of receiving one. From Peru to Rwanda to India, people, governments and businesses are increasingly making their payment transactions digitally, whether by mobile phone, by card or online.

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India’s digital payments revolution

By Camilo Tellez-Merchan , June 30, 2016

Joint post by Camilo Tellez-Merchan of Better than Cash Alliance and Vivek Belgavi of PwC India

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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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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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Visa Debit Opens Doors to India’s Unbanked

October 13, 2015

Visa Debit Opens Doors to India’s Unbanked

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Can India Post rise up to the digital payments and financial inclusion challenge?

By Nils Clotteau, October 8, 2015

On 19 August 2015, the Reserve Bank of India approved licenses for eleven institutions to set up payment banks. The purpose was to have these banks further financial inclusion by providing small savings accounts and payment / remittance services to, “migrant labour workforce, low income households, small businesses, other unorganised sector entities and other users.”

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Going the distance: How harnessing digital payments can help deliver on the SDGs

By Tidhar Wald, September 25, 2015

by Tidar Wald, Government and Corporate Relations Specialist at Better Than Cash Alliance

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India Anuncia Nueva Sociedad para Acelerar la Inclusión Financiera

September 1, 2015

El Gobierno de la India se une a la Alianza Better Than Cash de las Naciones Unidas para compartir los éxitos del programa de inclusión financiera más grande del mundo

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India Announces New Partnership to Accelerate Financial Inclusion for Everyone

September 1, 2015

Government of India joins the United Nations’ Better Than Cash Alliance to share success stories from the world’s largest financial inclusion programme

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Cashing out: Ruth Goodwin Groen in The Economist Intelligence Unit

By Communications Team, July 14, 2015

Crossposted from the original post that appeared in The Economist Intelligence Unit

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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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Building State Capacity: Evidence from Biometric Smartcards in India

March 3, 2014

Article by Karthik Muralidharan, Paul Niehaus, Sandip Sukhtankar