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 Mar 2018

Type: Research

Organisation: German Red Cross, American Red Cross, IFRC, Climate Center

Research conducted as part of an exploratory phase of using cash transfers within Forecast-based Financing (FbF) to support the Cash Transfer Programming (CTP) efforts of the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS), the Movement and other humanitarian agencies across Bangladesh.

  • Cash technology
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Cash in emergencies

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01 Feb 2018

Type: Learning

Organisation: Humanitarian Outcomes, British Red Cross, IFRC

Findings from two case studies commissioned by the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement in Kenya and Nigeria, to examine whether humanitarian cash programmes can contribute to financial inclusion for crisis affected people.

  • Africa
  • Cash technology
  • Cash in conflict

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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
  • Blockchain and DLT

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31 Dec 2017

Type: Video

Organisation: ICRC

Protecting individuals' personal data is an integral part of protecting their life and dignity. This is why personal data protection is of fundamental importance for humanitarian organizations.

  • Cash technology
  • Cash in conflict
  • Cash in emergencies

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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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