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:
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 Jul 2018
Organisation: American Red Cross
The American Red Cross has successfully piloted an innovative program to give small cash grants to survivors of the Haiti earthquake.
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 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
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.
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