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. 

For more information on specific areas of innovation in cash technology, see the following:

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01 Mar 2020

Type: Article

Organisation: Kenya Red Cross

Second edition of the Innovation Newsletter created by the KRCS Innovation Lab, which aims to provide a space for community members to design, create and develop innovative solutions to challenges in their communities.

  • Cash technology

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27 Feb 2020

Type: Video

Organisation: Kenya Red Cross, ICHA

Short video offering an overview (2'21") of 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.

  • Cash technology
  • Africa
  • Cash in emergencies

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27 Feb 2020

Type: Video

Organisation: Kenya Red Cross, ICHA

This short documentary (9'05'') focuses of 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.

  • Cash in emergencies
  • Cash technology
  • Africa

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13 Jan 2020

Type: Research

Organisation: Grassroots Economics

This paper proposes the creation of community currencies using blockchain technology to enable communities to develop and trade their own form of credit.

  • Cash technology
  • Blockchain and DLT

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01 Jan 2020

Type: Learning

Organisation: IFRC, Pakistan Red Crescent Society, British Red Cross

This resource focuses on a project to control malaria in the high-risk areas of Pakistan by distributing 2.5 million long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLIN) in 12 districts of Sindh. IFRC piloted RedRose in collaboration with other National Societies including PRCS.

  • Asia-Pacific
  • Cash technology
  • Information management

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01 Oct 2019

Type: Research

Organisation: Danish Red Cross

Community Inclusion Currencies are blockchain-based eVouchers that community members use to buy and sell basic needs.

  • Cash technology
  • Blockchain and DLT

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