Payments are defined as transfers from one actor to another, whether individuals, businesses, governments, or any combination of these groups. With the spread of mobile and other payments technologies in developing countries, payments are increasingly made electronically, making them safer, faster, and more efficient than in the past. Electronic payments have emerged as an important topic in financial inclusion because of the potential cost savings for poor people and those who transact with them.

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Case study

This case study examines how the Kenyan social safety net program, Inua Jamii, gradually introduced payments digitization, then choice to design a program that has successfully scaled to reach the most vulnerable groups in Kenya.  

Case study

Slide Deck

Results from survey of digital cash transfer beneficiaries in Indonesia

News & Events

The latest news and upcoming events and training from the global financial inclusion community on this topic.