Bottlenecks in Government Support Programs
In most countries, government palliatives have been provided in order to alleviate the suffering of the people who may not be able to provide for themselves at the moment. This has worked well only in countries where there is an organized database and well documented structure of the citizens. For developing countries with a high population of unbanked and underbanked citizens, it has been a huge headache. There are claims by the government in most cases to be on top of the game and getting it right, but the story on the streets is different. A lot of the poor people are complaining of either getting too little palliatives or not getting any at all.
Using Blockchain to Introduce Efficiency and Transparency
In this same vein, a group of blockchain stakeholders and other associated establishments across Africa has embarked on a movement to distribute palliatives to at least 500 families in Lagos, Nigeria during this period of lockdown. This group, christened “Blockchain4Covid19” has a goal of using blockchain technology to achieve a transparent and traceable charity delivery system. This is regarded as a real use case of the technology which is still strange to a lot of people.