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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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Why Women Workers and Managers Prefer Electronic Wage Payments in Bangladesh

By Leora Klapper, March 8, 2017

Payday can be an ordeal for women garment workers in Bangladesh. Often, they must wait in long lines, carry wads of cash through crowded streets, or encounter a mother-in-law demanding money.

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How Digital Payments Are Connecting People With Opportunities To Improve Their Lives

By Communications Team, February 28, 2017

This blog post was originally published in the Huffington Post

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Accelerators to an Inclusive Digital Payments Ecosystem

September 21, 2016

Many governments have already realized major benefits by digitizing payments. Yet these successes also raise important questions. Why are so many developing and emerging countries only in the early stages of their journey to cashless? Why haven’t successes been rolled out more widely?

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G20 High Level Principles for Digital Financial Inclusion

September 8, 2016

G20 High-Level Principles for Digital Financial Inclusion

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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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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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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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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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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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Digital Financial Services Can Help Bring Millions of Women Into the Workforce

By Ruth Goodwin-Groen, November 24, 2015

by Leora Klapper and Ruth Goodwin-Groen

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Digital Financial Solutions to Advance Women’s Economic Participation

November 16, 2015

How governments, private sector and development organizations can bring more women into the global economy through digital financial services

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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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Digital Bangladesh: Service at Doorsteps

September 26, 2015

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UN Secretariat set to boost digital payments within UN system

By Communications Team, September 26, 2015

On behalf of the United Nations’ Secretary General Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Ms. Bettina Tucci Bartsiotas, UN Assistant Secretary-General and Controller, announced that the UN Secretariat had just joined the Better Than Cash Alliance, committing to transitioning payments from cash to digital within the UN system.

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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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The Better Than Cash Alliance

September 24, 2015

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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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Pakistan Plans to Bring Millions More Citizens into the Economy by Digitizing Payments

September 22, 2015

Government of Pakistan joins the United Nations' Better Than Cash Alliance to create inclusive economic growth and a more efficient market structure

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Three ways financial providers can improve digital financial services for women

By Lisa Kienzle & Emilia Klimiuk, September 8, 2015

by Emilia Klimiuk and Lisa Kienzle of Grameen Foundation

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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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Digital payments can empower women

By Communications Team, March 11, 2015

Re-posted from the “Beyond the Transaction” Mastercard blog

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Women’s World Banking offers lessons for creating a successful agency banking network

By Communications Team, March 3, 2015

As we approach International Women’s Day on March 8th, Women’s World Banking reflects on a learning exchange with three African banks committed to serving low-income women.

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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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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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Why Women Remain an Untapped Potential in Mobile Money

By Brigit Helms, July 16, 2013

It’s hard to imagine a more explosive, transformative, and empowering trend than the growth of the mobile phone sector in Africa. In 1998 there were fewer than 4 million phones on the continent; today there are around 800 million—a whopping 80 percent penetration. Compare this to the meager 24 percent of African adults with bank accounts. Experts expect there will be around 1.1 billion mobile phone subscribers by 2017.