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Category - COVID-19

01/10/2022
COVID-19

The Use of Cash Assistance in the Covid-19 Humanitarian Response: Accelerating Trends and Missed Opportunities

This paper, developed with inputs from across the CALP Network, explores how cash and voucher assistance has been scaled up or adjusted in response to Covid-19, and how it is changing ways of working. It includes discussions of the increased digitization of humanitarian CVA, with particular focus on KYC and communications.

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01/3/2022
Beneficiary Identification, Targeting, Onboarding

Towards a Shared Understanding of Digital Social Protection: What are the Lessons from the COVID-19 Crisis and the Implications for the Future? Report from a Regional Workshop in Africa

This report summarizes a 2021 workshop hosted by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, the African Union, and the World Bank on the experience of African countries in using digitized social protection in response to COVID-19. It includes discussions of using existing social protection information to expand coverage and the development of interoperable data systems. The report concludes by emphasizing the need for systems to be designed...

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01/3/2022
Beneficiary Identification, Targeting, Onboarding

Towards a Shared Understanding of Digital Social Protection: What are the Lessons from the COVID-19 Crisis and the Implications for the Future? Report from a Regional Workshop in Latin America and the Caribbean

This report summarizes a 2021 workshop hosted by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean on the experience of Latin American countries in using digitized social protection in response to COVID-19. It includes discussions of quickly updating existing records and developing interoperable data systems. The report concludes by emphasizing the need for having different channels for updating information...

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01/3/2022
Beneficiary Identification, Targeting, Onboarding

Towards a Shared Understanding of Digital Social Protection: What are the Lessons from the COVID-19 Crisis and the Implications for the Future? Report from a Regional Workshop in Asia and the Pacific

This report summarizes a 2021 workshop hosted by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the Asian Development Bank on the experience of Asian and Pacific countries in using digitized social protection in response to COVID-19. It includes discussions of mass digital registration, interoperable data systems, and the use of earth observation data in early warning. The report concludes by emphasizing the potential for enhancing the value...

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01/3/2022
Beneficiary Identification, Targeting, Onboarding

Evaluation of FCDO’s COVID-19 Cash Transfer in Kenya, Research Summary

This report summarizes an Oxford Policy Management evaluation of a digital cash transfer administered in Kenya under the Hunger Safety Net Program beginning in October of 2020. Using survey data, the study probed the effectiveness of remote targeting, text message communication, mobile payments through M-PESA, and complaint resolution. Their findings stress the need for prior preparation in using social protection to respond to shocks.

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01/3/2022
Beneficiary Identification, Targeting, Onboarding

Volume 1: Evaluation of FCDO’s COVID-19 Cash Transfer in Kenya

This report provides a comprehensive evaluation of a digital cash transfer administered in Kenya under the Hunger Safety Net Program beginning in October of 2020. Using survey data, Oxford Policy Management probed the effectiveness of remote targeting, text message communication, mobile payments through M-PESA, and complaint resolution. Their findings stress the need for prior preparation in using social protection to respond to shocks.

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01/3/2022
Beneficiary Identification, Targeting, Onboarding

Volume 2: Evaluation of FCDO’s COVID-19 Cash Transfer in Kenya, Technical Annexes

This report provides the technical annexes of Oxford Policy Management’s evaluation of a digital cash transfer administered under the Hunger Safety Net Program in Kenya. Using survey data, the study probed the effectiveness of remote targeting, text message communication, mobile payments through M-PESA, and complaint resolution. Their findings stress the need for prior preparation in using social protection to respond to shocks.

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11/22/2021
COVID-19

Maximizing Government Cost Savings: Indicators for Calculating Cost Savings from Centralizing and Digitizing Payments

To provide an effective response to the COVID-19 pandemic and foster an appropriate environment for economic recovery, LAC governments need to reach a holistic, up-to-date understanding of the resources available to them. Adopting a treasury single account (TSA) and digitizing revenue collection may help achieve these objectives.This study shows that improving treasury management in LAC by implementing TSAs and digitizing revenue collection and payments could generate potential annual savings of...

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11/17/2021
Country Studies

COVID-19 G2P Cash-Transfer Payments Case Study: Philippines

G2PX is an initiative within the World Bank Group that seeks to improve government-to-people payments through digitization, in part by identifying best practices throughout the developing world. In this country study, G2PX examines the experience of the Philippines in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

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11/17/2021
Country Studies

G2P Payment Arrangements in Egypt and COVID-19

G2PX is an initiative within the World Bank Group that seeks to improve government-to-people payments through digitization, in part by identifying best practices throughout the developing world. In this country study, G2PX examines the experience of Egypt in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

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