Reaching sustainable, effective and user-friendly urban mobility systems
Making good use of city data for better informed decision making
Reactivating local economies through SMEs
How can we increase the speed and efficiency of government payments to address shocks and chronic stresses?
The digital transformation of government disbursements must be accompanied by access. Yet, according to the World Bank, about 1-in-4 of the world’s adult population do not have access to an account, either with a bank or other financial institutions.1
With experts anticipating feeble growth and elevated inflation for a considerable amount of time, government disbursements are likely to remain a policy instrument of first resort.
Benefits of Tackling The Challenge
Future ready cities are improving the speed and efficiency of government disbursements to residents and small businesses through digital payments.
Improved Speed and Access in Crises
Increased Digital and Financial Inclusion
Cities in Action
1 Demirguc-Kunt, Asli; Klapper, Leora; Singer, Dorothe; Ansar, Saniya; Singer, Dorothe. 2022. The Global Findex Database 2021: Financial Inclusion, Digital Payments, and Resilience in the Age of COVID-19. © Washington, DC: World Bank. License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.