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Emerging Payment Systems

Emerging Payment Systems include mobile payments, digital currencies, social coupons, mobile wallets, and other payment systems and are related to key legal, regulatory, cultural, enforcement, security, and information technology issues.

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“Financial inclusion means economic empowerment, particularly for women, rural communities, and the poor. Financial services offered through electronic means, like mobile phones, are key contributors to that vision.” Paul Folmsbee, U.S. Ambassador to Mali, shared this in Bamako this past October....
We recognize that greater participation by women in national economies can drive economic growth and stability, but how do we increase this participation? Digital financial services present an innovative way to improve women's economic participation. With digital infrastructure providing increased...
We recognize that greater participation by women in national economies can drive economic growth and stability, but how do we increase this participation? Digital financial services present an innovative way to improve women's economic participation. With digital infrastructure providing increased...
This report was prepared under the Mobile Solutions Technical Assistance and Research (mSTAR) Program. The mSTAR Program is a strategic invesment by USAID to advance mobile solutions and close the gaps that hold back access and uptake. mSTAR supports broad-based coordinated action by a range of...
The Cash Learning Partnership is a global partnership of more than 50 humanitarian actors engaged in policy, practice and research within cash transfer programming. CaLP provides capacity building, practical research, advocacy, and networking/coordination resources to support the appropriate and...