The Journey Toward ‘Cash Lite’: Addressing Poverty, Saving Money and Increasing Transparency by Accelerating the Shift to Electronic Payments

Reducing poverty and improving equity
Posted Sep 26, 2012 | Bankable Frontier Associates

The value that poor and rural households may attach to the improved security, convenience and privacy of electronic payments compared to cash is often overlooked or underestimated. This study by Bankable Frontier Associates:

  • Examines the shift to electronic payments;
  • aggregates the findings of a range of studies about the benefits of electronic payment adoption;
  • identifies barriers to a shift toward “cash lite”; and
  • concludes with a guide for governments, private sector businesses and development organizations that wish to accelerate the shift to electronic payments.  


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