Philippines’ Quezon City and USAID Launch Mobile Money System

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Quezon City –The Local Government of Quezon City, in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID), launched an innovative “mobile money system” today. This mobile money system will assist the government with real property tax assessment and collection, and with disbursing stipends to 10,000 government scholarship recipients and allowances to 12,000 public school teachers.

Mr. Greg Beck, USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator for Asia, who is visiting the country this week, said, “I see bright prospects for the Philippines in achieving its targets in good governance and sustained inclusive growth. Today’s launch is an excellent example of how local governments, like Quezon City, are committing to this goal with the help of innovative technology that promotes transparency and accountability in government service.”

Source: USAID (link opens in a new window)

governance, mobile finance