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.

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

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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
  • Blockchain and DLT

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28 Aug 2018

Type: Article

Organisation: Harvard Business Review

Sunil Gupta, a professor at Harvard Business School, argues that many companies are still doing digital strategy wrong. Their leaders think of “going digital” as either a way to cut costs or to attract customers with a flashy new app

  • 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 Jul 2018

Type: Video

Organisation: American Red Cross

The American Red Cross has successfully piloted an innovative program to give small cash grants to survivors of the Haiti earthquake.

  • Cash in emergencies
  • Americas
  • 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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