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Cash and Crises
Banknotes should Feature more Ethnic Diversity
July 31, 2020
Around the globe, protestors have been marching in response to the death of George Floyd in the US and against systemic and institutional racism. It is high time for banknotes to display more ethnic diversity.
Time to Protect Cash
May 15, 2020
Cash – physical currency – is a vital public good whose social utility in times of crisis deserves to be better recognised. It is time for aid agencies to protect it. The health of vulnerable populations around the world – the people international aid agencies exist to protect – should not be put at risk by advising them to use only cashless forms of payment or systems which are not disaster-resilient. In fact, to do so goes against the humanitarian principles of ‘do no harm’.
Demonetisation, Social Networks and Social Protection: Insights from Rural Tamil Nadu
January 22, 2018
Is "social inclusion" truly the main driver for cashless?
November 29, 2017
Rwanda is pushing for a cashless society on the grounds that it contributes to financial inclusion. But with a country that is predominantly cash-based - and with everyone having access to hard currency - what more is there to include?