Better Than Cash Initiative

USAID recently announced plans for a major effort to motivate all contractors and recipients of USAID funds to replace physical cash with electronic payments including mobile payments. The goal of this effort is to “dramatically increase the use of electronic payments platforms in order to promote financial inclusion and realize long‐term efficiencies and effectiveness of USAID programs across multiple sectors.”  This new effort is known as the Better Than Cash Initiative (BTCI).

I plan to share practical examples of USAID projects from around the world that are shifting to electronic payments with a focus on mobile money-enabled payments.  These articles will be geared to providing interested development workers, USAID grantees, host country governments and other partners of USAID programs with shared experiences and best case examples for the BTC initiative.  This series of articles will also be useful for mobile money providers in the developing world who are looking for partners to better promote mobile money payment ecosystems.

Related:

 

Better Than Cash – Using Mobile Money for Development in Kenya

Using Mobile Money to provide Payroll Services – an Example of the Better Than Cash Initiative from the Field

USAID FRONTLINES: For Mobile-Savvy Filipinos, Mobile Banking Is a Crucial Bridge

Video on Mobile Banking in the Philippines: Distant Access

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Better Than Cash Initiative, Tips for Mobile Money Providers and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

6 Responses to Better Than Cash Initiative

  1. Pingback: Using Mobile Money to provide Payroll Services – an Example of the Better Than Cash Initiative from the Field | Mobile Money for Development

  2. Pingback: Better Than Cash – Using Mobile Money for Development in Kenya | Mobile Money for Development

  3. Pingback: The Better Than Cash Initiative: Experiences Using Mobile Money in the Field | Mobile Money for Development

  4. Pingback: Mobile Money for Development: Experiences from Kenya, the Philippines & Afghanistan | Mobile Money for Development

  5. Pingback: Better Than Cash: Strategies and Tips from the Field | Mobile Money for Development

  6. Pingback: Better Than Cash: Strategies and Tips from the Field (Part 2) | Mobile Money for Development

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s