USAID promotes increased access to and usage of electronic payments in order to deepen financial inclusion, accelerate broad-based economic growth, and instill transparency into funding flows. These snapshots describe the experiences of USAID- and non-USAID-funded organizations that have begun to replace cash with e-payments so that others can apply their lessons learned to their own transition to e-payments.
Overview: Concern Worldwide Malawi’s overall mission is to empower poor and vulnerable communities to attain their rights through high quality, participatory programs, the benefits of which will continue and multiply without ongoing support from Concern Worldwide. The three strategic goals for Concern Worldwide Malawi in the period 2014-2018 are:
- Extremely poor households have improved livelihoods and nutrition security and increased resilience to shocks and hazards.
- Women and girls are empowered and enabled to make decisions for their own wellbeing.
- Concern programs achieve the highest standards of quality, effectiveness, and accountability.
A small grant provided by USAID and NetHope in 2013 enabled Concern Worldwide to research the use of mobile money in Malawi, aligning with the third strategic objective. Click below to read about Concern's experience with transitioning from cash to mobile money.
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