Beyond the COVID-19 Crisis: A Framework for Sustainable Government-to-Person Mobile Money Transfers

39 Pages Posted: 30 Oct 2020

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Sonja Davidovic

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Soheib Nunhuck

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Delphine Prady

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Hervé Tourpe

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Date Written: September 1, 2020

Abstract

During the 2020 pandemic, the majority of countries have provided income support to households at an unprecedented speed and scale. Social distancing measures and the large penetration of mobile phones in emerging markets and developing economies (EMDEs) have encouraged government-to-person (G2P) transfers through mobile platforms. This paper presents a comprehensive framework for sustainable money solutions in support of social assistance. The framework consists of eight building blocks that may help policymakers i) take stock and assess emergency fixes taken to scale up mobile money in a crisis context and ii) develop sustainable long-term solutions for mobile G2P transfers.

Keywords: Mobile banking, Currencies, Population and demographics, Banking, Technology, WP, government, Novissi G2P, country, firm, government assistance program

JEL Classification: E42, J10, G21, O30

Suggested Citation

Davidovic, Sonja and Nunhuck, Soheib and Prady, Delphine and Tourpe, Herve, Beyond the COVID-19 Crisis: A Framework for Sustainable Government-to-Person Mobile Money Transfers (September 1, 2020). IMF Working Paper No. 20/198, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3721222

Sonja Davidovic (Contact Author)

International Monetary Fund (IMF) ( email )

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Soheib Nunhuck

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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Delphine Prady

International Monetary Fund (IMF) ( email )

700 19th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20431
United States

Herve Tourpe

International Monetary Fund (IMF) ( email )

700 19th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20431
United States

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