Digitizing Person-to-Government Payments: Global Landscape in 2016
At an estimated USD $8 trillion across the globe and USD $375 billion in low-and lower-middle-income countries alone, person-to-government (P2G) payments make up a significant part of the payments landscape. Digitizing these payments brings benefits for governments, financial service providers and consumers. CGAP and Karandaaz Pakistan embarked on a joint effort with the help of Dalberg Global Development Advisors to identify and examine some of the most interesting and informative digital P2G payment efforts from across the globe and explore their potential to advance financial inclusion. The results have recently been published in:
- Global Landscape Study on Digitising P2G Payments (paper)
- Global Landscape Study on P2G Payments: Summary of In-Country Consumer Research Conducted in Rwanda (slide deck)
- Global Landscape Study on P2G Payments: Summary of In-Country Consumer Research Conducted in India (slide deck)
This blog series analyzes some of the results of the report in greater detail. The series explains what is meant by digital P2G payments, looks at some of the best practices for digitizing payments to expand reach to bottom-of-the-pyramid customers, examines in detail Rwanda’s Tap and Go digitized transport payment system, compares the digital government payment platforms of Jordan and India and explores a single P2G use case end-to-end.