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Mobile Money Systems for Humanitarian Delivery: World Vision cash transfer project in Gihembe refugee camp, Rwanda

Report

One of the factors driving the steady shift towards employing technology is the rapid expansion of the mobile telecommunications system and its potential to reach even remote areas of the world. According to global statistics, there are almost 7 billion mobilecellular subscriptions, three-quarters of them...

2014

Facteurs affectant l’optimisation des coûts des transferts électroniques dans les programmes humanitaires

Rapport

Ce travail de recherche propose une méthodologie pour évaluer les coûts et présente des études de cas détaillées sur les coûts liés à l’exécution des récents programmes faisant appel aux transferts monétaires en situation d’urgence menés au Kenya et en Somalie, s’inspirant des...

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

E-transfers in Emergencies: Implementation support guidelines

Guidelines and Tools

Electronic transfers, or e-transfers, are a form of value transfer that relies on digital payment systems. The great many benefits they can realise for aid recipients and aid agencies alike in terms of increased security, convenience, privacy, speed, reduced operational/transaction costs and logistics,...

2013

MasterCard Worldwide and Mercy Corps: ELEVATE phase I report

Report

The Nepal pilot focused on testing several key stages in the deployment of mobile vouchers, including the following: Identify a technology partner, Customize a mobile voucher platform, and Use the platform to distribute goods to people in need. Two different types of mobile vouchers (SMS and smartphone...

2013

Analyse du projet MPESA, Une exploration de l’utilisation de ‘cash transfer’

Rapport

Safaricom Limited, opérateur de services mobiles au Kenya, a lancé en 2007 un système de transfert d’argent par mobile: M-PESA. Ce système permet aux utilisateurs d’envoyer ou de recevoir de l’argent sur leur carte SIM Safaricom. Télécoms sans Frontières et Vétérinaires sans Frontières –...

2013

Striving for E-Payments at Scale in the Philippines

Report

As the Philippines experienced economic growth in the early 2000s, it still saw a rise in poverty. The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) is a conditional cash transfer program that aims to provide short-term poverty alleviation for poor households. The program emerged out of the country’s...

2013

Shifting Food Assistance in Kenya to E-Payments

Report

The shift away from in-kind aid as the preferred mechanism for humanitarian assistance has contributed to the rise of cash transfers in Kenya. In 2008, the World Food Programme (WFP) for the first time shifted strategically from a food aid to a food assistance strategy, recognizing new and diverse ways in...

2013

E-Payments in Uganda with Limited Infrastructure

Report

The 2005 Uganda Chronic Poverty Report argued that households in chronic poverty show a range of deficits that include deficient consumption and malnutrition, limited access to health and education, and limited voice and influence. For many of these households social exclusion reinforces their...

2013

An Innovative way of Humanitarian Assistance using Mobile Money Transfer in Bangladesh

Presentation

A video detailing Oxfam’s use of mobile money transfer in Bangladesh.

2013

Transferencias electrónicas en situaciones de emergencia: guía práctica para su aplicación.

Guía y herramientas

La guía Transferencias electrónicas en situaciones de emergencia: Guía práctica para su aplicación está dirigida a los expertos sobre el terreno de las organizaciones humanitarias que trabajan en respuestas que incorporan transferencias en efectivo entregadas a través de sistemas de pago digital,...

2013

ICT/mobile Phone Technology: A shift in the right direction

Blog Post

Thirteen African nations came together for the AgriKnowledge Share Fair in Addis Ababa at the end of October 2012 to learn about approaches for quicker and more efficient humanitarian response. Government representatives, researchers, UN agencies and NGOs gathered for a three day symposium on best...

11 January 2012

Mobile Technology in Emergencies

Policy paper

Mobile phones are increasingly accessible to those affected by crisis and can play a strategic role in the delivery of rapid, cost-effective, scalable humanitarian assistance. However, the full potential of mobile phones to work as transformative tools in emergency response has not yet been realised. This...

2012

Social Cash Transfers and Financial Inclusion: Evidence from four countries

Report

This focus note from CGAP looks at social cash transfers and how this is being used to improve financial inclusion. To do so they look at examples from Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and South Africa. The focus note compares the various payment approaches, how these interlink with the respective government...

2012

New Technologies in Cash Transfer Programming and Humanitarian Assistance

Report

This study was commissioned by the the CALP Network in 2011, to review the current use of new technology in humanitarian cash and voucher programming and the broader implications for humanitarian practice. The research was undertaken to explore (i) preconditions for the use of technological...

2012

New Technologies in Cash Transfer Programming and Humanitarian Assistance – Executive Summary

Report

This is the executive summary of the CALP Network’s research on new technologies in cash transfer programming and humanitarian assistance. For more, please see the full report.

2012

Guidelines: How to use Hawala in Somalia

Guidelines and Tools

Money transfer companies, also known as Hawala, are an increasingly popular partner chosen by humanitarian agencies to distribute cash in Somalia. This brief will explain what Hawala are, how they operate, and provide some brief guidelines on how agencies can partner with them to deliver cash transfers in...

2012