This report offers research-based analysis and practical advice for humanitarian agencies on the advantages and areas for growth of five key financial technologies in digital payments: mobile money, artificial intelligence, distributed ledger technology (i.e. blockchain), super platforms and QR codes.
This report highlights the design of Women's World Banking's unique Jan Dhan Plus solution and learnings from a subsequent pilot study that helped nurture regular savings behavior among low-income women in the country.
Social Assistance and Information in the Initial Phase of the COVID-19 Crisis: Lessons from a Household Survey in India
This publication explores the implementation of a social assistance program in India based on a household survey conducted four to six weeks after its launch.
Based on a literature review and case studies of various urban cash transfer schemes in response to the COVID-19 crisis, this paper explores the successes and challenges of implementing cash transfers in urban settings in response to a large, covariate shock.
This case study highlights how the Government of the Philippines (GoP) responded to the pandemic with strong social protection measures. The government program that was created in March 2020 aims to provide cash assistance to 18 million households (over 75 percent of total households) in the country. This case study documents the lessons learned from the implementation of the program, focusing on the digital G2P (government to persons) payment delivery.
The Future of Government-to-Person (G2P) Payments: Three Years of Learning About G2P Choice in Zambia
This case study summarizes key lessons learned during the first three years of implementing a choice-based G2P payments model.