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 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 Jan 2018

Type: Learning

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.

  • Cash technology
  • Africa

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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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