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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For more information on specific areas of innovation in cash technology, see the following:
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.
01 Jan 2018
Organisation: ICHA, Kenya Red Cross
The purpose of this study is to document the learnings from this pilot project in Kenya, inform the way forward for KRCS, and explore the benefits and risks of blockchain technology.
01 Nov 2017
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!
23 Aug 2017
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.
03 Jul 2017
Video on risks regarding data protection in cash transfer programmes
12 Jun 2017
Type: Photo gallery
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
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