Category: Blog

Investor Roundtable: Impact Funds

October 19, 2016 | Mobile for Development Utilities | Global | Global | Jenny Casswell

Over the past three years the Mobile for Development (M4D) Utilities team has been working with entrepreneurs who are leveraging mobile technology to improve access to essential utility ...
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An update on the state of mobile money in MENA

October 17, 2016 | Mobile Money | Middle East and North Africa | Claire Pénicaud Scharwatt

Over 60% of the population is financially excluded in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA)—a higher proportion than all regions except for Sub-Saharan Africa, where two-thirds of the ...
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Corporate venture capital: An opportunity for mobile operators and start-ups in emerging markets

October 14, 2016 | Ecosystem Accelerator | Global | Global | Maxime Bayen

In Early October 2016, Safaricom announced the third investment of its corporate venture capital fund Spark. After Sendy and mSurvey, the Kenyan mobile operator invested in local ed-tech ...
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Launching GSMA Mobile Money APIs to raise industry capabilities

October 13, 2016 | Mobile Money | Global | Gunnar Camner

Today, the GSMA Mobile Money team is very happy to publish a first set of harmonised mobile money APIs. Following a year-long industry engagement, these APIs were jointly designed by key ...
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The impact of mobile money on the UN Sustainable Development Goals

October 6, 2016 | Mobile Money | Global | Claire Pénicaud Scharwatt

The GSMA recently published a report on the impact of the mobile industry on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This report is a first-of-its-kind and it looks across a number of ...
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