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A timely and thought-provoking article Sara Netzer of Save the Children USA illustrates the positive impact digital and mobile technologies are having on the delivery of humanitarian assistance.
We recently partnered with Save the Children and other aid organizations to implement the MasterCard Aid Network, an electronic voucher system that replaces the use of paper vouchers in distributing aid. It’s faster, more secure and more efficient than the labor-intensive paper voucher methodology … and as Sara confirms, it has worked well in Yemen and other war-torn or disaster-ravaged countries.
We’re proud of the success of this new system, and echo Sara’s plea encouraging others in the private sector to partner with development organizations to develop new innovations to improve human development and equity.
Read the full article here.