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A Fine Balance: Regulation & Greater Economic Opportunity in the Case of Payment Gateways for Merchants

By Gisela Davico and Rodrigo Mejía Ricart, April 17, 2020

Opening new payment gateways for merchants presents risks but much greater opportunities. Striking the right balance between fostering innovative services and managing risk is crucial.

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Expandiendo los pagos digitales en los programas sociales del Perú

By Gisela Davico & María Moreno, January 15, 2020

En un mundo donde la tecnología está revolucionando nuestras vidas a un ritmo sin precedentes, la digitalización de pagos es clave para impulsar la adopción de políticas públicas que promuevan un crecimiento económico sostenible y una mayor inclusión financiera.

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“Botón PSE ha transformado el panorama de pagos en Colombia”

By Communications Team, August 1, 2019

Entrevista a Gustavo Vega, Presidente de la empresa ACH Colombia

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“Botón PSE has changed the payment landscape in Colombia”

By Communications Team, August 1, 2019

Interview with Gustavo Vega, President of the clearing house ACH Colombia

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Alcanzando Escala: El Trayecto de BIM Hacia la Inclusión Financiera Digital en Peru

By Communications Team, June 21, 2018

Entrevista a Felipe Vásquez de Velasco, Gerente General de Pagos Digitales Peruanos (PDP)

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Driving to Scale: Bim’s Journey to Digital Financial Inclusion in Peru

By Communications Team, June 21, 2018

Interview with Felipe Vásquez de Velasco, General Manager of Peruvian Digital Payments (PDP)

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Strengthening Mexico’s small merchants through digital payments

June 11, 2018

Grupo Bimbo identified digitization as a key element to help merchants remain competitive against modern retail stories in Mexico.

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Exchanging notes on one of the biggest ‘digital’ conditional cash transfer programs

By Juan Blanco, April 13, 2017

Our Peer-Exchange to Brazil was part of the Alliance’s response to the knowledge needs of member countries

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Media Release

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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El camino de México hacia la inclusión financiera empieza con el compromiso de reducir el uso del efectivo

June 23, 2016

Una de las economías más grandes de América Latina mantiene el ritmo de crecimiento al unirse a la Alianza Better Than Cash de las Naciones Unidas para fomentar una economía de inclusión financiera

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Mexico’s route to financial inclusion begins with commitment to reduce the use of cash

June 23, 2016

One of the largest economies in Latin America keeps growth momentum going by joining the United Nations’ Better Than Cash Alliance to foster a financially inclusive economy

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Uruguay makes great strides toward the universalization of access to financial services

April 29, 2016

The government joins the United Nations-based alliance of governments, companies and international organizations that works to accelerate the move toward digitization of payments

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Uruguay avanza firmemente hacia la universalización del acceso a servicios financieros

April 29, 2016

El Gobierno se suma a la alianza que, con base en las Naciones Unidas, reúne a gobiernos, empresas y organizaciones internacionales dedicadas a acelerar la digitalización de pagos

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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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Investing In Girls: Opportunities for Innovation in Girl-Centered Cash Transfers

October 13, 2015

Investing In Girls: Opportunities for Innovation in Girl-Centered Cash Transfers

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Modelo Perú: A Unique Approach to Financial Inclusion

By Jeffrey Bower, October 9, 2015

By Jeffrey Bower, Digital Finance Specialist, Better Than Cash Alliance

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The Better Than Cash Journey: Colombia & Malawi

By Communications Team, July 9, 2015

This is the second 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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Toward a cash-free world with the Global Findex

By Leora Klapper, May 4, 2015

Development Research Group When the Better Than Cash Alliance (BTCA) was formed almost three years ago, about half of the world’s adult population had some type of bank account. Last week the World Bank Development Research Group unveiled the 2014 Global Findex

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Saving $15.5 million by replacing cash with cards for Colombian coffee farmers

By Communications Team, March 2, 2015

Two case studies from the Better Than Cash Alliance present innovations from Colombia’s digital payments ecosystem

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Digitization of payments in Mexico saves billions

By Communications Team, February 24, 2015

The Mexican government is saving an estimated US$ 1.27 billion per year, or 3.3 percent of its total expenditure, on wages, pensions and social transfers. How? By digitizing and centralizing its payments.

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Build on progress made in Colombia’s shift to electronic payments, says Better Than Cash study

January 27, 2015

Building an inclusive financial ecosystem is critical to accelerating the shift away from cash in Colombia and Latin America

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Event: Achieving an Ecosystem Approach to Digital Payments in Colombia

By Communications Team, January 26, 2015

On Tuesday, January 27th, the Better Than Cash Alliance along with the Departamento para la Proseridad and MINHACIENDA hosted an event in Bogota entitled “Achieving an Ecosystem Approach to Digital Payments in Colombia” bringing together representatives of the government, corporate and development sectors.

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Country Diagnostic: Colombia

January 1, 2015

Development Results Focused Research Program

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Colombia’s Coffee Growers’ Smart ID Card: Successfully Reaching Rural Communities with Digital Payments

January 1, 2015

Successfully Reaching Rural Communities with Digital Payments

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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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Digitization Helps Small Merchants Keep Jobs and Profits in Mexico

By Alicia Rendon Contro, October 29, 2014

Guest post by Alicia Rendon Contro, Grupo Bimbo

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Towards a Stronger Digital Financial Ecosystem in Peru

By Communications Team, September 29, 2014

The Better Than Cash Alliance supports a unique initiative of the Peruvian Banker’s Association (ASBANC) that brings together banks and major telecom operators

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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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Shift to Electronic Payments Saves Mexican Government US$1.27 Billion Annually

December 3, 2013

Study concludes Mexico’s savings and other benefits and provides tangible lessons for other nations

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New Study Identifies How Much Mexican Government Saves Annually After Shift to Electronic Payments

November 29, 2013

Study concludes Mexico’s savings and other benefits and provides tangible lessons for other nations