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The Role of Digital Financial Inclusion in Preparing for Older Age and Retirement

July 8, 2019

As populations age and birth rates decline in many parts of the world, digital solutions have an important role to play in ensuring financial well-being for older adults. Globally, the number of people aged 60 years or over has more than doubled since 1980, and the share of older adults is projected to double again by 2050.

Report

Public Financial Management and the Digitalization of Payments

June 5, 2019

Joint report by the Better Than Cash Alliance, the Center for Global Development, and the Overseas Development Institute, building on work with the International Monetary Fund in 2017.

Case Study

The Fight for Light: Improving Energy Access through Digital Payments

July 9, 2017

The Sustainable Development Agenda and the accompanying 17 Goals (SDGs) would represent the greatest increase in human welfare in history.

Case Study

Country Diagnostic: Bangladesh

November 26, 2016

The Way Forward for Digitizing Payments

Case Study

Country Diagnostic: Bangladesh

November 26, 2016

The Way Forward for Digitizing Payments

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Blog Post

As Development Aid Evolves, Digitizing Tax Payments Can Have Dramatic Benefits for Emerging Economies

By Ruth Goodwin-Groen, November 4, 2016

This blog post was originally published in the Huffington Post

Case Study

Country Diagnostic: Peru

October 13, 2016

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

Case Study

Person-to-Government Payments: Lessons from Tanzania’s Digitization Efforts

September 20, 2016

This case study explores the factors both supporting and impeding the widespread adoption of Person-to-Government (P2G) and Business-to-Government (B2G) payments in Tanzania, focusing on the period from 2012 to 2016.

Case Study

Country Diagnostic: Nigeria

August 27, 2015

Development Results Focused Research Program, Country Diagnostic: Nigeria

Case Study

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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Blog Post

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.

Case Study

Country Diagnostic: Malawi

March 2, 2015

Development Results Focused Research Program

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Blog Post

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.

Case Study

Country Diagnostic: Colombia

January 1, 2015

Development Results Focused Research Program

Case Study

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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Blog Post

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.

Blog Post

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.

Blogs & Stories

Is Cash the Enemy of the Poor?

By Rodger Voorhies, September 19, 2012

In wealthy countries, most people conduct their financial activity in digital form; money and value is stored virtually and transferred instantaneously with a touch of a button, and the system provides an easy access to a wide-range of financial services. In contrast, most poor households operate almost entirely in the informal economy, using cash, physical assets (e.g. jewelry and livestock), or informal institutions to meet their financial needs.