Can mobile money eliminate inefficiencies that stand in the way of rapid disaster relief?

Mobile money has the potential to put an end to costly and inefficient distribution of provisions, cash and vouchers following a disaster. It holds the power to quickly restart economies by facilitating the supply of goods and developing demand, directly benefiting the survivors.

This Mobile Financial Services Insight Brief examines the opportunity to break down barriers that stand in the way of efficient and effective disaster aid. It also explores successful case studies, challenges and strategic imperatives.

The role of mobile money in disaster relief