Primary Education Stipends in Bangladesh: Do Mothers Prefer Digital Payments over Cash?
This case study by the Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP) examines Togo’s Novissi program, focusing on the collaborative role of the non-profit GiveDirectly. It includes discussions of remote targeting and data responsibility.
In March 2020, a team of researchers began providing technical assistance to the Government of Togo to help guide their humanitarian response to the COVID-19 crisis. This report provides a short, non-technical summary of those efforts through the year 2020.
GovInsider article on the Novissi program, based on an interview with Cina Lawson, Togo’s Minister of Digital Economy and Digital Transformation.
Togo’s Novissi Cash Transfer: Designing and Implementing a Fully Digital Social Assistance Program during COVID-19
In April 2020, Togo launched Novissi, a fully digital unconditional cash transfer program to assist informal workers whose livelihoods were upended by the coronavirus pandemic. This case study details the program’s design process and implementation, highlighting lessons learned on the use of mobile money to support fully digital social assistance.
The disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic complicated the delivery of social protection payments, while at the same time necessitating their use at unprecedented scale. Lowe, McCord, and Beazley analyze optimal approaches to distributing and expanding G2P transfers in 2020 by combining literature review with case studies of Nigeria, Peru, Sri Lanka, and Togo. Their findings highlight the importance of comprehensive ID systems, digital and financial inclusion, existing systems, and...