The Better Than Cash Alliance facilitates the transition to electronic payments for governments, the development community, and the private sector. The organization focuses on shifting away from cash payments in order to improve the livelihoods of those in low-income areas who lack access to more efficient digital payments.  

The Better Than Cash Alliance supports the translation of these financial inclusion commitments into action. The organization aims to achieve scale globally through advocacy, policy, technical and financial assistance, and knowledge sharing. Advancing electronic payments enables the financially excluded to build savings and accelerates the growth of emerging economies.

Omidyar Network is a founding member. Funders include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Citi, Ford Foundation, MasterCard, Omidyar Network, USAID, and Visa Inc. The U.N. Capital Development Fund serves as the secretariat.

 

SECTOR
Nonprofit
GEOGRAPHIC FOCUS
Global
INVESTMENT LEAD
Arjuna Costa
TOTAL COMMITTED
$1,500,000 (2012)
$2,250,000(2016)