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Blockchain for Education Service Delivery

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Blockchain for Education Service Delivery:
A demo of how blockchain can be used for value transfer and transparency in education

February 27, 2019 | 2:00pm-3:00pm | Room I 7-022 | 1850 I Street NW, Washington DC

Presenters:
Robert Hawkins, Sr. Education Specialist, Education Global Practice, World Bank
Prema Shrikrishna, IT Officer, Information Technology Solutions, World Bank
Mert Ozdag, IT Officer, Information Technology Solutions, World Bank

Chair:
Omar Arias, Practice Manager, Education Global Practice, World Bank

In 2018, the World Bank Education Global Practice partnered with the Bank's Innovation Lab (ITS) to develop a protype to demonstrate how blockchain technologies could be used to facilitate transfer of resources within an education system.  The use case was specifically designed for a conditional cash transfer program in Colombia called Jovenes en Accion and built off of the successful pilot of the Evoke platform to develop 21st century skills in Soacha Colombia.  

Join us for a discussion and demonstration of the potential of blockchain technology for transfer of value in education systems.  The demonstration and discussion will address questions such as:

  • How could blockchain technologies be used as a means to crowd in non-traditional funders to maximize finance for development?
  • How can blockchain technology provide transparent and traceable use of resources?
  • How can smart contracts and programable currency be developed to facilitate results-based financing – defining up front conditions for disbursement of resources?
  • How could the World Bank use such technology to facilitate fast, micro-disbursements directly to beneficiaries? 

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