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 assistance. This is just one example of the potential for the use of technology in this sector. 

© Pierre Grandidier / IFRC

For more information on specific areas of innovation in cash technology, see the following:

> Blockchain and DLT

> RedRose resources and Toolkit

2 February 2022

Dignified Identities in Cash Assistance – Kenya pilot (trailer)

Type:

Video

Organization:

IFRC

The Dignified Identities in Cash Assistance (DIGID) project seeks to address the lack official forms of identification of people requiring assistance. In May 2021, KRCS and IFRC with the support of the DIGID consortium piloted the use of digital ID for cash assistance in Mathare and Turkana as part of its response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Cash technology
  • Information management

2 February 2022

Dignified Identities in Cash Assistance – Kenya pilot (full video)

Type:

Video

Organization:

IFRC

The Dignified Identities in Cash Assistance (DIGID) project seeks to address the lack official forms of identification of people requiring assistance. In May 2021, KRCS and IFRC with the support of the DIGID consortium piloted the use of digital ID for cash assistance in Mathare and Turkana as part of its response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Cash technology
  • Information management

2 February 2022

Dignified Identities in Cash Assistance: More Lessons Learnt from Kenya (July – November 2021)

Type:

Learning

Organization:

ICHA, IFRC, Innovation Norway, Kenya Red Cross, Norwegian Church Aid, Norwegian Red Cross, NRC, Save the Children

Read the lessons learned from the DIGID project extension between July and November 2021. The Dignified Identities in Cash Assistance (DIGID) project consortium aims to understand the opportunities and risks of digital identity (ID) technology in providing humanitarian cash assistance to people with no official IDs.

  • Cash technology
  • Information management

2 February 2022

Dignified Identities in Cash Assistance: Lessons Learnt from Kenya

Type:

Learning

Organization:

ICHA, IFRC, Innovation Norway, Kenya Red Cross, Norwegian Church Aid, Norwegian Red Cross, NRC, Save the Children

As part of the Dignified Identities in Cash Assistance (DIGID) project a field pilot was conducted in May 2021 to understand the opportunities and risks of digital identity (ID) technology in providing humanitarian cash assistance to people with no official IDs. Read the lessons learned from this pilot project.

  • Cash technology
  • Information management

29 December 2021

Next Level Integration with Financial Service Providers in Kenya and the Netherlands

Type:

Case study

Organization:

510

This case study gives an overview of integrating cash distribution with financial service providers (FSPs) using the 121 platform, a CVA program management tool through examples of two pilots projects led by 510, the data and digital initiative of the Netherlands Red Cross (NLRC).

  • Cash technology
  • Information management

22 November 2021

Digitisation of the CVA programme in Botswana – Remote Cash IM in practice

Type:

Case study

Organization:

510

This case study explores how Botswana Red Cross Society (BRCS) and 510 (the data and digital initiative of the Netherlands Red cross) worked together on aspects related to cash and voucher assistance and information management, in order to improve the use of data and digital tools while facing travel restrictions and social distancing.

  • Cash technology
  • Information management

In partnership with:

British Red Cross