Today we offer two new perspectives on the need to accelerate the shift to digital payments from the recent Better Than Cash launch event in New York City from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Ford Foundation.
On the ground in 177 countries and territories, the UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone.
Helen Clark serves as both Administrator of the UNDP and the chair of the United Nations Development Group (UNDG). Prior to her appointment with UNDP, Helen Clark served three successive terms (1999 – 2008) as Prime Minister of New Zealand, where she engaged widely in policy development and advocacy across the international, economic, social and cultural spheres.
Helen Clark, Administrator, UNDP and Chair, UNDG
The Ford Foundation is an independent, nonprofit grant-making organization. For more than 75 years it has worked with courageous people on the frontlines of social change worldwide, guided by its mission to strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement.
Frank DeGiovanni, Director of Financial Assets, Ford Foundation
Posted by: Douglas Sabo, Visa Corporate Responsibility on October 18, 2012 at 11:51 am