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The Journey Toward Cash Lite-Addressing Poverty Saving Money and Increasing Transparency by Accelerating the Shift to Electronic Payments

This study examines the three shifts to electronic payments; aggregates the findings of a range of studies about the benefits of electronic payment adoption; identifies barriers that need to be addressed in order to achieve a shift toward “cash lite”; and concludes with a guide for governments, private sector businesses (as users of e-payments rather than as providers) and development organizations that wish to accelerate the shift to electronic payments.

Better Than Cash Alliance
The Better Than Cash Alliance is a partnership of governments, companies, and international organizations that accelerates the transition from cash to digital payments in order to reduce poverty and drive inclusive growth. The Better Than Cash Alliance’s mission is to catalyze a global movement from cash to digital payments to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

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