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:
01 Mar 2018
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.
01 Feb 2018
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.
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.
31 Dec 2017
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.
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!
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