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Country Diagnostic: The Philippines (2019 edition)

December 2, 2019

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and the Philippine Government recognize digital payments as a policy priority to enable Filipinos to seize the opportunities of the digital revolution.

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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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Blockchain Series: Blog 3

DLT: Keep Calm and Let the Evidence Speak

By Camilo Tellez-Merchan and Rodrigo Mejía Ricart, June 6, 2019

Blockchain Series: Blog 3

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Factories paying workers digitally are five times more likely to provide good social and labor practices

By Marjolaine Chaintreau & Amina Razvi, October 23, 2018

New data gathered from the Higg Index from 3,000 factories in 58 countries

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The Future of Supply Chains: Why Companies are Digitizing Payments

June 11, 2018

New report underscores benefits of shifting from cash to digital payments in corporate supply chains

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Driving sales through digital working capital loans for small merchants

June 11, 2018

Unilever partnered with Mastercard and Kenya Commercial Bank to develop a digital working capital platform helping small merchants grow sale in Kenya, called Jaza Duka.

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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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Improving profitability through digital payments

June 11, 2018

McLeod Russel Uganda (MRUL) cut costs and increased financial inclusion for workers after transitioning to a secure mobile payment system in Uganda.

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Increasing partner loyalty through digital payments

June 11, 2018

The National Dairy Development Board digitized its payments to dairy farmers – unlocking significant business and social benefits.

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Increasing supply chain transparency through digital payments

June 11, 2018

Gap Inc. has helped improve factory performance and promoted worker well-being by digitizing salaries for factory workers in India.

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“Digital payments can be a game-changer for farmers”

By Communications Team, April 17, 2018

Interview with World Cocoa Foundation, Paul F. Macek, Vice President for Programs

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Gap Inc. Sets New Goal For Apparel Suppliers To Pay Garment Workers Digitally By 2020

March 14, 2018

Joins UN-based Better than Cash Alliance to Promote Financial Inclusion and Greater Supply Chain Transparency and Efficiency

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The Role of Digital Payments in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security

October 21, 2017

Finance Ministers of the economies of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) endorsed the new Better Than Cash Alliance report on the role of digital payments in sustainable agriculture on 21st October, in Viet Nam.

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How Digitizing Agricultural Input Payments in Rural Kenya is Tackling Poverty: The Case of One Acre Fund

May 31, 2017

How Digitizing Agricultural Input Payments in Rural Kenya is Tackling Poverty. The case of One Acre Fund

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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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Social Networks, e-Commerce Platforms, and the Growth of Digital Payment Ecosystems in China: What it Means for Other Countries

April 19, 2017

Social Networks, e-Commerce Platforms, and the Growth of Digital Payment Ecosystems in China: What it Means for Other Countries

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Digitizing Wage Payments in Bangladesh’s Garment Production Sector

March 8, 2017

Digitizing Wage Payments in Bangladesh’s Garment Production Sector

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Media Release

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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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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Country Diagnostic: Nigeria

August 27, 2015

Development Results Focused Research Program, Country Diagnostic: Nigeria

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Country Diagnostic: Nigeria

August 27, 2015

Development Results Focused Research Program, Country Diagnostic: Nigeria

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Nigeria’s “Cashless” policy

August 27, 2015

The response of large corporates and their value chains to government policies to shift to digital payments: Nigeria’s “Cashless” policy

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Country Diagnostic: The Philippines

July 15, 2015

Development Results Focused Research Program

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The Better Than Cash Journey: Kenya and Rwanda

By Communications Team, July 9, 2015

This is the third 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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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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Going rural with digital financial services

By Karima Wardak, April 1, 2015

When a family member first told Mary that she could use her mobile phone to store her money, she felt that she had finally found a safe place to keep the earnings from her vegetable sales.

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Two challenges to help two billion reach financial security

By Jake Kendall & Kosta Peric, March 11, 2015

Reposted from the original Gates Foundation blog on Impatient Optimists. Until recently, achieving financial inclusion for the world’s unbanked poor was a pressing goal with perplexing obstacles.

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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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Country Diagnostic: Malawi

March 2, 2015

Development Results Focused Research Program

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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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The Coca-Cola Company joins Better Than Cash Alliance to give more people access to electronic payments

By Communications Team, December 22, 2014

Better Than Cash Alliance welcomes The Coca-Cola Company as its member

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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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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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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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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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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.