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Mobile for Development Blogs

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Lessons learned from our grantees: Fenix International

February 3, 2016 | Mobile for Development Utilities | Jenny Casswell

In 2013, we launched the M4D Utilities Innovation Fund (formerly MECS) to test and scale the use of mobile to improve or increase access to energy and water services. With the support of ...
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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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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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Merchant Payments: Choosing the right pricing model  

January 14, 2016 | Mobile Money | Global | Arunjay Katakam

This blog post was co-written by Arunjay Katakam and Ben Lyon, a board member of Kopo Kopo. The opportunity of merchant payments in mobile money makes them impossible to ignore. Enabling ...
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Mobile money smartphone apps: Trends from Latin America

January 11, 2016 | Mobile Money | Latin America & the Caribbean | Brazil | Mexico | Tiago Novais

Smartphones will play an increasingly important role in the next generation of digital financial inclusion. Cheaper devices, innovative pricing models and data-ready mobile networks are ...
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GSMA Mobile Money in 2015: Year in review

December 21, 2015 | Mobile Money | Global | Janet Shulist

It has been a busy year for the GSMA Mobile Money programme, and we’re pleased to share some of our key programme activities and highlights from 2015. The depth and breadth of our work ...
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