Technological transition

Next Generation government-to-person (G2P) Payments : Building Blocks of a Modern G2P Architecture

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 12/19/2022 - 16:20

worldbank.org (2022) As we move into an increasingly digital world, governments across the globe are leveraging new technologies to deliver services better, faster, and more transparently. Globally, over a quarter of adults are receiving payments from the government whether through public sector wages, pensions, sectoral subsidies, or social protection programs, an increase of 400 million from just four years earlier.

Global challenges
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E-services

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Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Service delivery
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India: From digitisation to platformisation — how social protection schemes can be made more accessible

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 11/14/2022 - 16:11

theprint.in (31.11.2022) Social Protection Open Digital Ecosystems (SP-ODEs) can provide beneficiaries, government and service providers a unified, digital platform to better access welfare schemes.

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india
Global challenges
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Information and communication technology
Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Business processes
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Digitizing cash transfers to remote rural populations: challenges and solutions from the experience of Zambia

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 11/08/2022 - 16:49

.worldbank.org (30.09.2022) There is currently a major focus on digitization within African countries, with the interest of, on the one hand, increasing efficiency and lowering the cost-of-service delivery, and on the other hand, increasing financial inclusion for excluded parts of the population. Zambia provides an important case study of digitization of social protection transfers.

Regions / Country
zambia
Global challenges
Topics
Information and communication technology
Cash transfers
Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Service delivery
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US: Using artificial intelligence to identify administrative errors in unemployment insurance

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 11/01/2022 - 17:28

Government Information Quarterly  (October 2022) Administrative errors in unemployment insurance (UI) decisions give rise to a public values conflict between efficiency and efficacy. We analyze whether artificial intelligence (AI) – in particular, methods in machine learning (ML) – can be used to detect administrative errors in UI claims decisions, both in terms of accuracy and normative tradeoffs. We use 16 years of US Department of Labor audit and policy data on UI claims to analyze the accuracy of 7 different random forest and deep learning models.

Regions / Country
United States
Global challenges
Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Big Data

The Role of Digital in the COVID-19 Social Assistance Response

Submitted by pmassetti on Tue, 10/18/2022 - 16:51

worldbank.org (2022) The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in vast numbers of people in need of social assistance, many of whom were not previously covered by social safety nets. To meet this unprecedented level of need, governments quickly scaled social assistance reaching over 1.7 billion people in low- and middle income countries.

Global challenges
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Information and communication technology

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Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Service delivery
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The COVID-19 crisis showed the future of G2P payments should be digital. Here's why

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 10/17/2022 - 16:11

worldbank.org (03.10.2022) The COVID-19 crisis highlighted how digital public infrastructure (DPI) can play a critical role for governments to deliver social assistance quickly and safely.  DPI not only allowed governments to reach an unprecedented number of new beneficiaries, it also allowed them to make payments to them remotely. This brought millions of people into the social protection and financial system for the first time.

Global challenges
Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Societal Impact
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Transparency, exclusion and mediation: how digital and biometric technologies are transforming social protection in Tamil Nadu, India

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 09/19/2022 - 16:03

tandfonline.com (31.03.2021) What are the effects of biometric and digital technologies on social protection for the poor in India? Drawing on ethnographic research from rural Tamil Nadu, this paper presents evidence of how new technologies are experienced by beneficiaries of the Public Distribution System (PDS), and analyses the impacts of technology innovations on transparency, exclusion and mediation. The authors focus on the implementation of ‘smartcards,’ new digitised and Aadhaar-enabled ration cards, introduced in ration shops across Tamil Nadu in 2017.

Regions / Country
india
Global challenges
Topics
Information and communication technology

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Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Service delivery
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India: e-shram: Labour ministry forms committee on sharing of data of unorganised workers

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 08/29/2022 - 16:21

The Economic Times (26.08.2022) The government plans to integrate e-Shram portal with state portal for onboarding social security schemes run by the central government and the state governments to universalize social protection to workers and to improve employment opportunities for them.

Regions / Country
india
Global challenges
Topics
Information and communication technology
Document Type

Nigeria: Why we introduced digitalized cash transfer payments - FG

Submitted by pmassetti on Mon, 08/22/2022 - 16:58

Daily Post Nigeria (12.08.2022)  The Federal Government said the introduction of digitalized cash transfer payment will help in addressing some lapses while operating the analog payment system. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, disclosed this at the official flag-off of the grant for vulnerable groups as well as the digitized payment for conditional cash transfer held in Dutse, Jigawa State.

Regions / Country
nigeria
Global challenges
Topics
E-services
Cash transfers
Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Service delivery
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Social protection and response to COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean: Innovations in registration and payment systems

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 08/19/2022 - 16:10

International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) (01.08.2022) The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has hit the foundations of the economy and provoked devastating social effects in all the countries in the world, being Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) one of the most affected regions.

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latin america
Global challenges
Topics
E-services

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Digital Economy Topical Cluster
Service delivery
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