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:
11 Jul 2019
Organisation: Libra Association
This document outlines the plans of the Libra Association for a new decentralized blockchain, a low-volatility asset backed cryptocurrency, and a smart contract platform
11 Jul 2019
Cash programmes are not unique in needing a safe, secure and trusted means of identifying people. Systems of identification are archaic, insecure and lack adequate privacy protection. Through a multi-stakeholder partnership, ID2020 aims to ensure that digital ID is responsibly implemented and widely accessible.
01 Jul 2019
Type: Case study
Organisation: Kenya Red Cross, ICHA
Case study on the implementation of a shelter recovery programme using a mixed approach including community participation, cash and voucher assistance, and innovative technology (RedRose) to respond to floods in Kenya in 2018.
28 Feb 2019
This report highlights current uses, knowledge and evidence gaps around Distributed Ledger Technologies for humanitarian purposes, and outlines a series of recommendations.
31 Dec 2018
Organisation: Capgemeni and BNP Baribas
Detailed analysis from the private sector of the development of new payments echosystems, which are opening new horizons in payments and transaction banking
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