Press Release- Rahat and Digital Public Goods Alliance(DPGA)

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Today, Rahat built by Rumsan was added to the Digital Public Goods Alliance DPG Registry . The goal of the DPGA and its registry is to promote digital public goods in order to create a more equitable world. Being recognized as a DPG increases the visibility, support for, and prominence of open projects that have the potential to tackle global challenges. To become a digital public good, all projects are required to meet the DPG Standard to ensure that projects truly encapsulate open source principles

Rahat is an open source blockchain-based Cash and Voucher assistance platform to support marginalized communities. Rahat strengthens humanitarian aid efforts by promoting financial inclusion and accountability. Rahat platform issues, manages and monitors relief distribution in the form of digital tokens. It creates a transparent, efficient and cheaper way to distribute cash or goods. Rahat is released under the GPL open source license. For more information, please visit https://rahat.io

For us, being recognized as a digital public good - defined as open source software, open data, open AI models, open standards and open content that adhere to privacy and other applicable laws and best practices, do no harm, and help attain the SDGs - means Rahat can be successfully implemented at scale globally. Rahat will be able to save resources and enable faster CVA projects and roll-out.

For any inquiries on Rahat please reach out to Ms. Subhana Shrestha -[email protected]. For more information on the Digital Public Goods Alliance please reach out to [email protected].

The Digital Public Goods Alliance is a multi-stakeholder initiative endorsed by the United Nations Secretary-General, working to accelerate the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals in low- and middle-income countries by facilitating the discovery, development, use of, and investment in digital public goods.