Commitment to Action

Designing And Delivering A NGO Financial Gateway

Commitment by

The Western Union Company

In 2012, Western Union committed to create a financial platform, named Western Union NGO GlobalPay, that will be designed collaboratively with NGOs and funders to more effectively connect them with the communities they serve around the world, helping to alleviate persistent challenges. Over a period of two years, Western Union seeks to become the global hub for NGO fund movement by building this new global system based on Western Union's existing payment products, infrastructure, and massive global reach. The hub will be open to all and will give under-served NGOs better access to financial services and products through preferred volume-based pricing for select products, a true shared value approach. Its integrated funds disbursement solution will be the first of its kind and aims to support a minimum of 250 NGO partners operating in 20 markets, enabling retail pay-out locations in 150 countries and ultimately benefiting 100,000,000 people through improved access to capital and other critical services by the end of 2014.





Designing And Delivering A NGO Financial Gateway



Est. Duration

3 years

Estimated Total Value



Africa, Latin America & Caribbean, Middle East & North Africa, Asia


Democratic Republic of the Congo, HAITI, LEBANON, Syria, TURKEY

Commitment by

The Western Union Company

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

International Medical Corps, Oxfam GB, Kimbia, Chronicle of Philanthropy, Save the Children