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Driving mobile money usage for merchant payments through awareness and engagement

April 28, 2016 | Mobile Money | Sub-Saharan Africa | Tanzania | Francesco Pasti

This blog post is the second of a series on scaling mobile money merchant payments. Read the first post in the series.   With approximately twelve million transactions per month and more ...
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Highlights from the World Bank and IMF Spring Meetings in Washington DC

April 26, 2016 | Connected Society | Global | Global | Gaia Penteriani

Last week the Spring Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank brought together central bankers, finance ministers and academics from around the globe to discuss the challenges of global ...
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Mobile phones, internet and gender in Myanmar

April 25, 2016 | Connected Women | South Asia | Myanmar | Shumsa Tahseen

Less than two years ago, the first low cost SIM appeared in Myanmar at a price of USD 1.50 in August 2014.  Prior to 2012, during military rule, SIM cards used to cost USD 2,000.  ...
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Global adoption of mobile money in 2015: A look at the data

April 21, 2016 | Mobile Money | Global | Elisa Minischetti

This blog post was co-written by Elisa Minischetti and Claire Scharwatt. As we’ve seen in previous blog posts, the mobile money industry continues to make significant progress in many ...
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Are Universal Service Funds an effective way to achieve universal access?

April 18, 2016 | Connected Society | Global | Global | Gaia Penteriani

Despite mobile network operators’ astonishing success in extending connectivity to billions of people, there are still many who remain digitally excluded.  Only 43.3% of the world’s ...
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