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UN Principles for Responsible Digital Payments

These Principles, developed by the United Nations-based Better Than Cash Alliance, define who needs to be responsible, what it means to be responsible and how to be responsible. They are not intended to provide a technical analysis of what each…

Digitization for improved governance

This document provides an overview of how countries have leveraged the spread of digital technologies and infrastructure to improve governance, including by digitizing identification systems, social safety net services such as unconditional cash payments, and government response during emergencies (including…

Wage Digitization Digest

The Wage Digitization Digest was a monthly desk-based intelligence report produced by Synergos from May 2020 – June 2021 that sourced from English-language media spanning a monthly timeframe specified in the digest. The report covered the impact on workers during…

The impact of mobile money on poverty

This research brief outlines key findings on the impact of mobile money on poverty. It shares evidence from a range of studies about the effects of mobile money on individuals and households and about the user experience of payment transfers…