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Three major mobile money trends to watch in 2016

February 11, 2016 | Mobile Money | Global | Arunjay Katakam

In the past five years, more mobile network operators have successfully scaled their mobile money services based on an agent-based model, helping increase financial inclusion by reducing ...
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Assessing the opportunity for pay-as-you-go solar in Nigeria

February 10, 2016 | Mobile for Development Utilities | Sub-Saharan Africa | Nigeria | Helene Smertnik

At the beginning of 2015, the GSMA Mobile for Development Utilities programme (M4D Utilities), with the support of the UK Government, began working with Etisalat to explore the opportunity ...
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Choosing a technical model for A2A interoperability: Lessons from Tanzania and Pakistan

January 28, 2016 | Mobile Money | South Asia | Sub-Saharan Africa | Pakistan | Tanzania | Sophia Hasnain

Account-to-account (A2A) interoperability between mobile money services is now real, with at least five markets live at the end of 2015 and more on the way. The GSMA worked closely with ...
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Emerging Trends in Mobile-Enabled Utility Services

January 25, 2016 | Mobile for Development Utilities | Global | Peter Ndichu

Introduction At the end of 2014, the GSMA’s Mobile for Development Utilities Innovation Fund invited organisations to apply for funding to trial or scale the use of mobile technology ...
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Our new publication on how providers and regulators can ensure that customer funds are protected is now available

January 21, 2016 | Mobile Money | Global | Jeremiah Grossman

Allowing both banks and nonbanks to issue mobile money is fostering financial inclusion. Like all financial services, however, mobile money presents risks that must be effectively ...
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Lessons learned from our grantees: Mobisol

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

Case Study 3: Mobisol – Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) Solar for Entrepreneurs in Rwanda  In 2013, we launched the M4D Utilities Innovation Fund (formerly MECS) to test and scale the use of mobile ...
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