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Cash and Crises
Cash is the first step of financial inclusion
Chick or cash?
March 17, 2017
Unlike what Bill Gates claims, cash is much more cost-effective than poultry for poverty relief programs.
Filling the gaps before going cashless
March 16, 2017
India is not ready to go cashless despite the government's push to do so. Infrastructure is not up-to-speed, a large portion of the population is either unbanked or illiterate or both and it's a luxury to have internet access at home in rural areas.
Demise of cash: fake news?
March 15, 2017
Cash usage is not declining, as many media across the world like to claim. Hard data proves in fact the opposite: that cash usage is growing and that millennials are quite fond of it.
ATM shortage in Nigeria
February 22, 2017
In 2011, Nigeria announced its desire to move to a cashless society, the first step being to encourage people to open bank accounts. Yet, the initiative is struggling as the infrastructure fails to meet the needs.
New Zealand unlikely to go cashless
February 15, 2017
New Zealand identified the benefits of having access to multiple payment methods, including cash, and will therefore not switch to cashless anytime soon.
Technological innovation could lead to social fragmentation
January 11, 2017
The Governor of French Central Bank warned against the risks associated with payments innovation.
Coins for charity
January 05, 2017
Coins play an important role in donations to charities.
Zimbabwean's health at risk because of lack of cash
December 16, 2016
The continuing cash shortage in Zimbabwe is having adverse effects on people's health.
Cash to restore dignity and freedom to refugees
December 05, 2016
Syrian refugees are handed off cash cards instead of aid-in-kind by some organizations in order to help them have their freedom of choice and dignity back.
Cash available to unbanked in Cambodia
August 19, 2016
E-cash service enables Cambodian people to send money to their unbanked relatives via their mobile phones.