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WFP's new e-cards reduce Syrian refugees' suffering
As part of its massive humanitarian response to the Syrian crisis, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is rolling out an innovative electronic voucher programme in Lebanon with technical assistance from MasterCard that will allow hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees to meet their food needs and help boost the local economy.

Families will receive a card loaded monthly with US$27 per person, which can be redeemed against a list of items at participating local stores. That allows them to buy the foods that fit their needs, including fresh produce which is not normally included in traditional food rations. But there are many other benefits as well.

RESOURCES
Global Findex 2014 will be bigger and better thanks to greater Gates funding. Expect a global database on financial inclusion with a strong focus on payments.

Introduction to Mobile Money: USAID TechChange online course covers working effectively with MNOs and governments, navigating challenges of regulation, agent networks, interoperability, and much more.

Cash Atlas is an interactive mapping tool that visually represents the use of humanitarian cash transfer programmes during emergencies.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT
The digital payments future
The expansion of digital payments is poised to transform the way the world delivers economic empowerment and addresses poverty. Better Than Cash Alliance Managing Director, Dr Ruth Goodwin Groen, argues in NextBillion.net that such transactions have the potential to transform how the world tackles poverty and that the Alliance is helping to catalyze the process. Photo: copyright LaTunya Howard.
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Network Accelerator will enable digital FI
Gates Foundation's Daniel Radcliffe says helping excluded households to convert their cash into digital money through cash-in/cash-out agents is the first step to achieving digital financial inclusion. Supporting this is Microsave’s newly launched Agent Network Accelerator Initiative consisting of national surveys of cash-in/cash-out networks. They will increase global understanding of how to build and manage sustainable cash-in/cash-out agent networks in poor communities. 
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