SAFE, FAST & FAIR
121 is safe because aid workers won’t have to distribute large amounts of cash and people affected wont be targeted after receiving cash.
The goal of the 121 system is Direct Cash Aid, which consists of two components:
- Digital Identity Creation
- Cash Aid Distribution
The process of cash aid distribution has many steps. The more steps we can eliminate by replacing them digitally the faster we can be.
So how do we achieve Fair?
Fairness is important to all stakeholders people affected, aid workers and donors. If you are an aid worker, you know the difficult choices you have to make when it comes to situations of resource scarcity. 121 will be fast, but it must also be fair. That is why 121 has been researching fair & efficient allocation of aid.
WHAT IS 121 RESEARCHING
RESEARCH ON FAIR DISTRIBUTION:
We have a number of thesis students & experts researching the topics, from Social Scientists, Statisticians & Mathematicians. Looking at all the elements needed to ensure the 121 system supports HO’s and Aid workers in making the difficult decisions when designing programs today.
We will be publishing the results of the thesis research here on an ongoing basis.
- UVA: Bijkerk, M.(2018). A Fair Distribution Algorithm for Cash Transfer Programs.
- UNU-MERIT: Meyling, J.(2019). Self-Sovereign Digital Identity for Cash Transfers & KYC requirements in Malawi and Kenya.
- WUR: Pinna, D. (2019). Expected. Are digital humanitarian cash programs more inclusive than conventional aid delivery?
- 510 Intern: Maike Meier has conducted further research on a fairness inclusions and distribution algorithm.
Let us know if you want to conduct further research, we have a number of thesis student positions available. Contact us here.
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