mSTAR/Bangladesh: Technical Assistance to Save the Children
Save the Children requested technical assistance from mSTAR/Bangladesh to provide light-touch support to prepare their partners under the USAID-funded Reading Enhancement for Advancing Development (READ) project to be able to explore the potential of using mobile payments to pay volunteer honorariums. Their initial request was received in November 2015, and TA was conducted in February 2016. The time difference between receipt of the request and provision of TA was the result of coordinating schedules for a technical workshop.
READ’s TA request focused on three areas: 1) facilitating a technical workshop on mobile financial services (MFS) for project and partner staff; 2) introducing READ and its partners to MFS providers, and 3) providing READ with sample training materials to help them conduct trainings for community volunteers on how to use mobile money.