The International Rescue Committee commissioned Strategy Impact Advisors to build a return on investment (ROI) model to estimate whether or not a business case exists for expanded coverage of digital financial services in crisis-prone areas (Lebanon and the Philippines). This analysis provides insights into: 1.) what DFS providers can expect as a return on investment in sufficient infrastructure and services for the delivery of cash assistance during emergencies; and 2.) how their proactive engagement with humanitarian organizations can improve their short and long-term revenue streams. This analysis is guided by two key questions:
- What is the projected demand for cash transfer services resulting from humanitarian crises in the Philippines and Lebanon?
- What are the potential revenues and costs associated with serving that demand for DFS providers in the Philippines and Lebanon
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