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USAID Procurement Executive’s Bulletin 2014-06

Policy paper

This Bulletin applies to USAID’s Acquisition Workforce consisting of Contracting Officers (COs), Agreement Officers (AOs), Negotiators, CO/AO Representatives (CORs/AORs), and Activity Managers worldwide. The purpose of this bulletin is to provide guidance to the Acquisition Workforce on promoting...

June 2014

E-Transfers: One Year Later Workshop Learning Document

Report

In the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Typhoon Yolanda), an estimated half million storm-affected Filipinos received an electronic cash transfer (e-transfer) to help them rebuild and recover from the storm’s devastation. The presence of a large number of Financial Service Providers...

2014

Electronic Transfers Scoping Study and Preparedness Plan

Policy paper

This piece of work was arranged by Action Against Hunger (ACF), with the intention of understanding the electronic payment services available in a minimum of two country missions and to support ACF in preparing for future humanitarian response in country and globally, with a specific focus on...

2014

Disaster Response: Mobile Money for the Displaced

Report

Advances in mobile technology have opened up new opportunities, not only for communication, but also for using the mobile handset as a platform for a range of applications. The introduction of data transfer facilities and the rise of mobile financial services around the world have allowed mobile money...

2014

Factors Affecting the Cost-efficiency of Electronic Transfers in Humanitarian Programmes

Report

Led by Oxford Policy Management (OPM) with support from Concern Worldwide, this research aims to answer the key question: Are electronic transfers more cost-efficient than traditional manual based cash delivery methods, and under what conditions? Cash is increasingly offered to households in...

2014

Unconditional Cash Assistance via E-Transfer: Implementation lessons learned – Winterization support via CSC bank ATM card

Report

This document looks at the lessons learned from the Danish Refugee Council’s e-transfer programme designed to provide cash assistance to Syrian refugees in Lebanon using the CALP Network’s guidelines on e-transfers in emergencies as a point of reference for assessing adherence to best practices.

2014

Assurer la Transition Entre Paiements en Espèces et Paiements Électroniques: Guide pour les partenaires d’USAID et les organisations de développement

Guides et outils

Cette boîte à outils a été créée pour les organisations non gouvernementales de secours et de développement pour les guider dans leur transition de l’utilisation des paiements en espèces aux paiements électroniques dans tous les flux de paiements opérationnels et de programme. Il est destiné...

2014

Payment Mechanisms and Anti-Poverty Programs: Evidence from a Mobile Money Cash Transfer Experiment in Niger

Report

Cash transfers have become an increasingly important component of social protection policies in both developed and developing countries. While such programs are often implemented electronically in developed countries, in many developing countries with weak financial infrastructure, such transfers are...

2014

Humanitarian Assistance through Mobile Cash Transfer in Northern Afghanistan: An evaluation of a DFID pilot project in Faryab, Jawzjan, and Samangan

Report

In response to the 2011 severe drought that pushed vulnerable rural households into food insecurity in 14 provinces of Northern Afghanistan, DFID has committed to address emergency needs in northern Afghanistan with nutrition, food security and farming inputs. Samuel Hall Consulting, a Kabul-based...

2014

Assessment of Agent Networks in Nepal

Report

This report focuses on assessing the existing agent networks in Nepal, so that the correct steps can be taken to popularise both access to and use of financial services through bank-led agent banking. After the release of electronic banking regulations in 2012, many financial institutions began...

2014

Cash and Vouchers Manual – Second edition

Guidelines and Tools

This second edition of the Cash and Vouchers Manual captures the latest corporately endorsed business processes and procedures, providing the most up-to-date tools (i.e. analytical, assessment, monitoring) that have been developed through close intra-departmental collaboration between Headquarters...

2014

Cash in Construction

Presentation

This Powerpoint was used by SDC during a workshop on CTP and shelter/construction that took place in mid 2014. Click here to download a short introduction Powerpoint on Cash and Shelter from the same event.

2014

Understanding the Demand for Financial Services in Nepal

Report

Nepal has a unique geography consisting of mountains, hills and Terai, which makes it difficult for any financial institution to provide financial services to every part of the country. Formal and informal financial service providers have been attempting to reach more customers at various levels and...

2014

Making the Journey from Cash to Electronic Payments: A toolkit for USAID implementing partners and development organizations

Guidelines and Tools

This Toolkit was created for non-governmental relief and development organizations to guide them in their journey of transitioning from using cash payments to electronic payments in all operational and program payment streams. It is intended to be practical, easy to follow, bite-size, sectional, with...

2014

Cash Transfer Programming for Urban Displacement

Policy paper

In urban displacement contexts with functioning markets and developed banking systems, humanitarian agencies are increasingly using electronic-transfers (e-transfers) as the preferred cash delivery mechanism. Based on the Danish Refugee Council’s response to the Syria crisis, this Evaluation and...

2014

Information and communications technology response to the Liberia ebola crisis

Report

An information and communication technology assessment recently conducted in Liberia by NetHope and USAID addresses the potential for digital payments in the response to Ebola. The documents looks into the digital payments landscape, describing the banking sector, use of mobile money and remittance firms....

2014

Testing Branchless Banking to Deliver Cash Transfers in Nepal

Policy paper

The Human Development Social Protection Pilot (HDSPP) is a sub-project of the joint UNDP-UNCDF Local Governance and Community Development Program (LGCDP). It has been initiated in two far-western districts in Nepal, Kanchanpur and Dhadheldura and it is being implemented by the Ministry of Federal Affairs...

2014

Protéger la vie privée des bénéficiaires: Principes et normes operationnelles pour une utilisation securisee des donnees personnelles dans les programmes de transfert monetaire et electronique

Rapport

Les transferts électroniques sont porteurs de risques inhérents relatifs à la collecte et au traitement des données personnelles des bénéficiaires. Toutefois, à ce jour, ces risques sont largement méconnus et ils font l’objet de peu de solutions. Les pratiques des organisations sont rarement...

2014

Directives pour la mise en oeuvre de transferts électroniques en situation d’urgence

Rapport

Les transferts électroniques sont une forme de transfert de valeurs qui s’appuient sur des systèmes de paiement numérique. Les très nombreux avantages que peuvent conférer ces transferts aux bénéficiaires aussi bien qu’aux organisations d’aide humanitaire ont été abondamment documentés....

2014

Étude de cas du CALP Network – Soutien au relèvement économique des foyers urbains dans la ville de Karoi, au Zimbabwe

Rapport

Dans la zone urbaine de Karoi, au Zimbabwe, Save the Children a allié des programmes d’argent contre travail au soutien des moyens de subsistance pour répondre aux besoins alimentaires immédiats et soutenir le relèvement économique des familles en situation de pauvreté. Le projet a utilisé des...

2014