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Category - Beneficiary Identification, Targeting, Onboarding

01/6/2021
Beneficiary Identification, Targeting, Onboarding

One Nation One Ration Card – The Road Ahead

The blog highlights the road ahead for the Indian government’s new program—One Nation One Ration Card (ONORC). The objective of the program is to build upon the digitization of the Public Distribution System (PDS) for foodgrains with a focus on beneficiary-centric reforms.

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11/2/2020
Awareness, Communication, and Outreach Working Group

Awareness, Communication, and Outreach for Social Protection Schemes during COVID-19

This report on awareness, communication, and outreach highlights the need for the integration of key communication components for effective implementation of social protection programs.

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10/23/2020
Beneficiary Identification, Targeting, Onboarding

Digital Cash Transfers for Stranded Migrants: Lessons from Bihar’s COVID-19 Assistance Program

This note describes how the Indian state of Bihar addressed the policy challenges to implement a cash transfer program for migrants and the lessons it holds for India and globally.

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09/3/2020
Beneficiary Identification, Targeting, Onboarding

Digital Technology in Social Assistance Transfers for COVID-19 Relief: Lessons from Selected Cases

Many countries have launched unprecedented relief packages to cushion the economic and social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Lessons from the COVID-19-related scale-up of social assistance can be harnessed by developing countries to rethink and strengthen the architecture of social protection systems in the future.

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09/3/2020
Beneficiary Identification, Targeting, Onboarding

Digital Technology to Scale Up COVID-19 Social Assistance: What Have We Learned?

New or scaled-up COVID-19 social assistance in the form of cash transfers now reaches nearly 1.1 billion beneficiaries, one in every six people in the world. In a new CGD policy paper, we draw on early evidence from selected countries on the use of digital technology to implement these government-to-people (G2P) social transfer programs.

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08/24/2020
Beneficiary Identification, Targeting, Onboarding

Rapid Account Opening in a Pandemic

This Briefing provides guidance to policymakers to work with financial sector regulators and implement COVID-19 social assistance payments that facilitate rapid, remote account opening in compliance with anti-money laundering and counter-financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) rules.

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08/18/2020
Beneficiary Identification, Targeting, Onboarding

Digital Cash Transfers in Times of COVID-19: Opportunities and Considerations for Women’s Inclusion and Empowerment

Around the world, women are being hit hard by the economic impacts of COVID-19 (coronavirus). As the fallout from the pandemic deepens, so do the short and longer term effects on women's empowerment. The insecurity and lack of social protection that characterize informal, temporary, unpaid labor put millions of women and their families at extreme risk: in many developing countries, most women in paid work were working informally - around 95 percent in Asia and 89 percent in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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08/17/2020
Beneficiary Identification, Targeting, Onboarding

Emergency Disbursements during COVID-19: Regulatory Tools for Rapid Account Opening and Oversight

This paper summarizes the range of practice across jurisdictions that have employed a combination of SDD (also known as tiered CDD), licensing of non-bank financial institutions, and digital identification to enroll unbanked individuals into financial accounts so that they could receive COVID-19-related relief cash transfers.

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08/17/2020
Beneficiary Identification, Targeting, Onboarding

Delivering on the potential of digitized G2P: Driving women’s financial inclusion and empowerment through Indonesia’s Program Keluarga Harapan (PKH)

Financial institutions and governments have been working for years to leverage digitized G2P for women’s financial inclusion and economic empowerment. COVID-19 has increased the stakes, as governments look to use G2P programs to strengthen women’s resilience. New research from Women’s World Banking offers insights on Indonesia’s PKH program, the country’s largest conditional cash transfer.

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08/17/2020
Beneficiary Identification, Targeting, Onboarding

Scaling Up Social Assistance Payments as Part of the COVID-19 Pandemic Response

Globally, the expansion of social assistance is among the most common public policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. The challenge of quickly determining who would be eligible for these transfers highlighted gaps in information about workers in the informal sector and their families and other vulnerable groups. This review of some early international experiences of scaling up social assistance in response to the pandemic reveals the importance of certain ‘assets’ such as a robust digital identification system and other key registries.

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