Cash technology 

Digital technology has the potential to transform the way in which cash programmes operate. Mobile payment platforms are already demonstrating how new technologies can have a great impact on efficiencies and convenience for people receiving cash-based assistance. This is just one example of the potential for the use of technology in this sector.

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01 Sep 2018

Type: Learning

Organisation: IFRC

Review of the Blockchain Open Loop Cash Transfer pilot project implemented in May 2018 by IFRC in collaboration with the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) to assist over two-thousand households affected by drought in Isiolo County.

  • National society cash readiness
  • Cash technology

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01 Aug 2018

Type: Research

Organisation: Humanitarian Outcomes, British Red Cross, Kenya Red Cross

This research has the goal to further the evidence base on whether and how humanitarian cash transfers can foster the financial inclusion of crisis affected people focusing on two Kenya Red Cross projects in Kilifi and the Tana Delta where cash was delivered using M-Pesa.

  • Cash in conflict
  • Africa
  • Cash technology

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01 Aug 2018

Type: Research

Organisation: Humanitarian Outcomes, British Red Cross, ICRC

This research has the goal to further the evidence base on whether and how humanitarian cash transfers can foster the financial inclusion of crisis affected people through a review of a “cash for livelihoods” programme implemented by ICRC in Nigeria.

  • Cash in conflict
  • Africa
  • Cash technology

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07 May 2018

Type: Evaluation

Organisation: Lebanese Red Cross

After Action Review on the Lebanese Red Cross' piloting of an e-voucher project using Red Rose’s data management and assistance delivery platform to provide hygiene items to Syrian refugees.

  • National society cash readiness
  • Cash technology
  • Middle-East / North Africa

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01 Jan 2018

Type: Case study

Organisation: Kenya Red Cross

Case Study on the Kenya Red Cross' use of unrestricted electronic cash vouchers to support families affected by drought.

  • Cash technology
  • Africa
  • Cash in emergencies

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01 Nov 2017

Type: Article

Organisation: ICRC

Previously, distributions took an average of 5 hours, whereas with Red Rose (data verification system providing an end-to-end solution for programming), it takes an average of 35 minutes for people to get their cash grants!

  • Cash in conflict
  • Cash in emergencies
  • Cash technology

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23 Aug 2017

Type: Research

Organisation: ICRC and Brussels Privacy Hub

This Handbook was published as part of the Brussels Privacy Hub and ICRC’s Data Protection in Humanitarian Action project. It is aimed at the staff of humanitarian organizations involved in processing personal data as part of humanitarian operations.

  • Cash in conflict
  • Cash in emergencies
  • Cash technology

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03 Jul 2017

Type: Video

Organisation: ICRC

Video on risks regarding data protection in cash transfer programmes

  • Cash in conflict
  • Cash in emergencies
  • Cash technology

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12 Jun 2017

Type: Photo gallery

Organisation: ICRC

Haduko who lives in Kenya's drought affected Tana Delta region has just received a cash transfer message on her mobile phone. She makes her way to a mobile money vendor to withdraw the cash

  • Cash in conflict
  • Cash in emergencies
  • Africa

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15 May 2017

Type: Photo gallery

Organisation: ICRC

Farmers were hit by successive failed rains that has exacerbated the drought conditions across Somalia. Cash given by ICRC via mobile money has helped Isaaq to buy food for his family and buy seeds in anticipation of the rains.

  • Cash in conflict
  • Cash in emergencies
  • Africa

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