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Cash Working Group Leads Meeting Report – July 2020
The meeting was set to enable CWG Leads and Co-Leads reflect on the COVID-19 response, address challenges they face in this regard and look into trends and opportunities the response brings.
Cash Working Group Leads Meeting Report – March 2020
The Cash Working Group leads/co-leads meeting is a forum intended to provide a space for reflection, peer learning and developing solutions to shared challenges. This year’s meeting agenda and content were guided by requests from and contributions by participants. This report summarizes the discussions...
Digital Finance for Development: A handbook for USAID Staff
Guidelines and Tools
This handbook is designed to enable USAID personnel to maximize the Agency’s use of and contribution to the growth of digital financial services in emerging markets around the world. As an Agency, USAID brings significant comparative advantages to the collective effort required to build out financial...
The Impact of Social Cash Transfer Programmes on Community Dynamics in Sub-Saharan Africa
Social cash transfer programmes are on the rise in sub-Saharan Africa, building on the momentum generated by the African Union’s 2008 Social Policy Framework Plan of Action. This plan motivated member countries to develop their own social policy frameworks and to give greater priority to social...
Tigo Cash Senegal
Guides et outils
Mobile Cash S.A (“MCSA”) was created in 2012 as a subsidiary of the Millicom group, it obtained its EME license from bceao following the decision of February 13, 2014 under the number “EME. SN 005/2013. Mobile Cash S.A. is therefore authorized to issue and distribute electronic money to a clientele...
The Economic Impacts of Cash Transfer Programmes in Sub-Saharan Africa
This brief brings together the critical mass of evidence that has emerged from recent rigorous impact evaluations of government-run cash transfer programmes in sub-Saharan Africa. Most, but not all, of the programmes belong to the Transfer Project, a community of practice created to share lessons,...
How Effective are Cash Transfer Programmes at Improving Nutritional Status?
Cash transfer programmes are a widely applied social protection scheme that has achieved successes in fighting poverty worldwide. A large literature has sprung up around these programmes, yet the relationship between cash transfer programmes and the nutritional status of recipient children is unclear. Can...
Trading in Turbulent Times: Smallholder maize marketing in the Southern Highlands, Tanzania
The short-run effects of the 2007/2008 global food crisis on semisubsistence farmers’ well-being in low-income countries depends on whether they are net sellers or net buyers of the affected commodities. Realizing that farmers face volatile prices over the course of an agricultural year, this study...
Winners and Losers Among a Refugee Hosting Population: Consumption, economic activities and agglomeration
Every year, thousands of refugees are forced to leave their countries of origin and are hosted by their neighboring countries. However, very few is known about the impact of these refugees on the local economy and its inhabitants. Based on hypothesis formulated during a two-month iterative field...