Ethical Considerations When Using Call Detail Records for Better Targeting

Ethical Considerations When Using Call Detail Records for Better Targeting

Published on: Jun 09 2021 by Linda Raftree - Comments Off on Ethical Considerations When Using Call Detail Records for Better Targeting
While countries adopted various COVID-19 response approaches, the need for short- and long-term Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) quickly became clear at an unprecedented scale for previous cash and social protection beneficiaries...
The Gold Standard Data Responsibility Toolkit for Cash Transfers

The Gold Standard Data Responsibility Toolkit for Cash Transfers

Published on: Jun 02 2021 by Linda Raftree - Comments Off on The Gold Standard Data Responsibility Toolkit for Cash Transfers
While all humanitarian programmes collect large amounts of data, in Cash and Voucher Assistance we collect large volumes of data that is often shared with multiple actors. Much of the data we collect is highly sensitive...
11 Strategies to Manage Data Sharing with Government Agencies

11 Strategies to Manage Data Sharing with Government Agencies

Published on: May 26 2021 by Linda Raftree - 2 Comments
In recent months, there have been an increasing number of questions among cash and voucher assistance (CVA) actors about data sharing with government authorities in fragile settings or conflict environments. The growing...
Why Do Women Suffer Gender Gaps in COVID-19 Digital Payments?

Why Do Women Suffer Gender Gaps in COVID-19 Digital Payments?

Published on: Oct 28 2020 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Why Do Women Suffer Gender Gaps in COVID-19 Digital Payments?
The digitization of cash transfers has emerged as an attractive policy solution for countries seeking to expand social assistance to alleviate the economic hardships created by COVID-19 and to advance financial inclusion....
7 Ways You’re Contributing to the Humanitarian Metadata Problem

7 Ways You’re Contributing to the Humanitarian Metadata Problem

Published on: Dec 27 2018 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 7 Ways You’re Contributing to the Humanitarian Metadata Problem
The past decade has seen a surge in the use of mobile telecommunications, messaging apps and social media. As they become more accessible around the world, these technologies are also being used by the humanitarian sector...
Why Our Cash Catalog Was A Failure

Why Our Cash Catalog Was A Failure

Published on: Nov 30 2017 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
The Electronic Cash Transfer Learning Action Network (ELAN) works to improve the effectiveness and impact of digital payments in humanitarian response. Within this remit, we’ve hosted trade fairs where financial service...
Help Build a Cash Transfer Technology Catalog

Help Build a Cash Transfer Technology Catalog

Published on: Mar 09 2016 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
The number of technology tools to support digital payments and vouchers can be overwhelming, especially in humanitarian response, where time is limited and situations change rapidly. The Electronic Cash Transfer Learning...
How Women Benefit from Mobile Money Cash Transfer Programs for Disaster Response

How Women Benefit from Mobile Money Cash Transfer Programs for Disaster Response

Published on: May 13 2015 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on How Women Benefit from Mobile Money Cash Transfer Programs for Disaster Response
With the Nepal Earthquake response in full swing, humanitarian relief organizations will be using cash as a form of humanitarian assistance, either as an alternative to, or in conjunction with, the provision of food or other...
Do You Provide Technical Assistance? Then You Just Got Competition: Mobile Money

Do You Provide Technical Assistance? Then You Just Got Competition: Mobile Money

Published on: Dec 16 2013 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
In reading the GiveDirectly study on cash transfers, Chris Blattman’s analysis, and the background research on both mobile money and cash transfers, I’ve come to agree with a point that Chris made in a Technology...