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Electronic payment for cash transfer programmes: Cutting costs and corruption or an idea ahead of its time?

Resources - Author: HelpAge International / Year: 2012

There is growing interest in the use of electronic payment (e-payment) systems in cash transfer programmes. When cash is transferred to beneficiaries through e-payment technologies such as mobile phone accounts or smartcards, there is potential to cut costs and reduce corruption compared with physical payment methods. E-payment systems can...

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ISSA Guidelines on Information and Communication Technology

Resources - Author: ISSA / Year: 2013

The ISSA Guidelines on Information and Communication Technology address the issues related to the management and implementation of ICT systems and provide guidance to support social security institutions in carrying out ICT-related activities. Its main goals are to promote the effectiveness and reliability of social security services, as well...

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Electronic methods of administration and payment

The use of information communication technology (ICT) in social security administration is increasing worldwide.  E-services can facilitate access and the extension of coverage, the delivery of benefits, contribution collection and other administrative processes. At the same time, the introduction of electronic methods poses some challenges, especially in countries with...

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