Concerns with CTP Solutions
There are a number of issues being faced by the Humanitarian sector due to their dependency on
Financial Service Providers (FSP’s) in order to deliver a CTP. One of the key concern is access to identification documents
of beneficiaries (Refugees, Internally Displaced People) to fulfil the regulatory requirements from the Financial Service Providers (FSP’s),
which in most cases are non-existent. A vital component for charities is to ensure none of the beneficiaries nor the organisation are exposed
to potential risks, especially in light of the new regulations on Data protection, Personal information protection these days has become even more significant.
Another aspect the way we see it which is totally against the humanitarian principles is that all these financial service
providers including banks, cellular companies, card providers etc run the beneficiaries names against various lists including Anti-Money Laundering,
Terrorist Financing, Politically exposed personnel, which might lead to situations where assistance to the families including children is not possible.
There is a potential for exploitation and diversion of funds by more powerful people. Cash can be diverted to
illegal activities more easily than directly distributed thus higher importance for financial mismanagement and managing corruption.