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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For more information on specific areas of innovation in cash technology, see the following:
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.
01 Sep 2018
Review of the Blockchain Open Loop Cash Transfer pilot project implemented in May 2018 by IFRC in collaboration with the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) to assist over two-thousand households affected by drought in Isiolo County.
01 Aug 2018
Organisation: Humanitarian Outcomes, British Red Cross, Kenya Red Cross
This research has the goal to further the evidence base on whether and how humanitarian cash transfers can foster the financial inclusion of crisis affected people focusing on two Kenya Red Cross projects in Kilifi and the Tana Delta where cash was delivered using M-Pesa.
01 Aug 2018
Organisation: Humanitarian Outcomes, British Red Cross, ICRC
This research has the goal to further the evidence base on whether and how humanitarian cash transfers can foster the financial inclusion of crisis affected people through a review of a “cash for livelihoods” programme implemented by ICRC in Nigeria.
07 May 2018
Organisation: Lebanese Red Cross
After Action Review on the Lebanese Red Cross' piloting of an e-voucher project using Red Rose’s data management and assistance delivery platform to provide hygiene items to Syrian refugees.
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.
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