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Cash and Crises

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Cash is increasingly preferred as the relief item of choice by international aid agencies who have come to realise that it is cheaper, quicker, safer, more accountable, and confers more dignity on the recipient than imposing relief commodities on them, some of which they neither want nor need.

But when they say ‘cash’, what type of ‘cash’ are they referring to? Mobile wallets? Electronic vouchers? Banknotes?

The trend is clearly in favour of electronic payments over physical currency. But is this realistic in the context of natural disasters or conflict?

The CashEssentials Cash and Crises portal is designed to offer aid agencies a closer look into the payments landscape, its stakeholders, and more specifically, the overall cash cycle. The content focuses on lesser known issues related to cash and its management, from the actual cost of various types of transactions, to the role of central banks in crisis situations; the unintended consequences of mobile payments; how foreign exchange works, and more.

The material provided here is based on data and official interviews with a diverse range of banking and cash management officials. It is designed to provide bite-size content to better understand the mechanisms of the payments industry and the vital role that cash, in all its forms, plays within it.

 

Access the pdf version here: Digital Money

 

 

 

 

Access the pdf version here: Multiplier Effects

 

Access the pdf version here: Pre-paid card payment and settlements

 

Access the pdf version here: The Cash Cycle in Disasters

 

Access the pdf version here: Cash & Disease Transmission

In our first episode of the Cash and Crises podcast series, James Shepherd-Barron, sits down with the chairman of CashEssentials, Guillaume Lepecq to discuss the future of cash and its implications for developing economies.

 

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In our second episode of the Cash and Crises podcast series, James Shepherd-Barron, sits down with Diederik Bruggink, Head of Innovation and Payments at the World Savings and Retail Banking Institute, to discuss why the cash cycle matters and its implications for developing economies.

 

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In our third episode of the Cash and Crises podcast series, James Shepherd-Barron, sits down with Tristan Dissaux, Researcher at Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, to discuss the meaning of financial inclusion and its importance in society.

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In our fourth episode of the Cash and Crises podcast series, James Shepherd-Barron sits down with Alan Boaden, former Head of Currency at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, to discuss the resilience of cash in times of crisis and what central banks can do to support disaster response and recovery efforts.

 

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In our fifth episode of the Cash and Crises podcast series, James Shepherd-Barron, sits down with Antti Heinonen, chairman of the Banknote Ethics Initiative and long-time central banker in Finland, to discuss the role central banks play for societies in crisis, including issues such as liquidity management, business continuity and coordination.

 

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In our sixth episode of the Cash and Crises podcast series, James Shepherd-Barron sits down with Thomas Byrnes, founder and CEO of Market Impact, a consultancy, to discuss debit cards and how they are used in humanitarian action.

 

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In our seventh episode of the Cash and Crises podcast series, James Shepherd-Barron sits down with Luis Oro, Director of Innovation at Prosegur Cash, to discuss cash, how it moves around in less developed countries, and the role it plays in society.

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In our eight episode of the Cash and Crises podcast series, James Shepherd-Barron talks to Brett Scott about his latest book ‘Cloud Money’. In a wide-ranging discussion, they take a deeper look at the political economy of cash and the ideology driving the erosion of cash-based systems.

 

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