Payment Mechanisms and Anti-Poverty Programs : Evidence from a Mobile Money Cash Transfer Experiment in Niger

  title={Payment Mechanisms and Anti-Poverty Programs : Evidence from a Mobile Money Cash Transfer Experiment in Niger},
  author={Jenny Aker and Rachid Boumnijel and Amanda McClelland and Niall G Tierney},
Cash transfers have become an increasingly important component of social protection policies in both developed and developing countries. While such programs are often implemented electronically in developed countries, in many developing countries with weak financial infrastructure, such transfers are distributed manually, resulting in significant costs to program recipients and the public sector alike. The introduction of mobile money systems in many developing countries offers new… CONTINUE READING
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