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The concept behind 'direct aid' is that rather than disburse money and other resources through many layers of intermediary NGOs, aid groups and donors should give the funds directly to the intended beneficiaries. Some research has shown that beneficiaries are more than capable of using these resources for their highest-priority needs, and that direct aid can be a far more efficient approach per dollar invested.

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UnBlocked Cash Project

Oxfam’s UnBlocked Cash project (UBC) is a blockchain-powered cash transfer solution that is set to tackle this challenge. It is saving costs of distributing aid, reducing delivery times, and bringing more transparency and accountability in the process. It offers an opportunity to improve how aid is delivered without compromising the dignity of beneficiaries.


AID:Tech’s Kare Platform Enables Fast & Instant Disbursements to Survivors Via Digital ID

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