Mobile payments reduce costs, increase efficiencies


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FHI 360’s trainings and technical assistance in Bangladesh allowed two health and agriculture nongovernmental organizations to make electronic payments using mobile phones. Digital payments to project staff, vendors and individuals, including community health workers and fish farmers, have reduced the liability of carrying cash and created faster, more efficient payment disbursements. Digitizing payments also increases transparency and reliability in tracking transactions between organizations and recipients.