GSMA APAC Policy Group Open Discussion: Mobile Money Regulatory Index
Over the past decade, mobile money has been a driving force of financial inclusion in emerging markets acting as a safe and efficient money transfer and payment solution for the unserved and underserved. The index assesses the extent to which countries’ regulatory frameworks enable widespread mobile money adoption and usage, and assessed 90 countries globally with 21 from the Asia Pacific.
On the 18th June, the GSMA APAC Policy Group hosted an online open discussion focusing on the ‘Mobile Money Regulatory Index’. The meeting convened leading mobile operators from 11 countries in APAC with over 35 participants. The discussion revolved around various key topics such as – ‘overview of the index building block’; ‘case study for a deep-dive into Pakistan’s index score’; and ‘how providers can leverage the index’.
Brian Muthiora and Sakshi Chadha from the GSMA Mobile for Development team delivered presentations on the Mobile Money Regulatory Index followed by an interactive Q&A session that established the significance of this subject and the interest around it.
To visit the interactive Mobile Money Regulatory Index tool, please click here.
For more information on the Mobile Money Regulatory Index Assessment 2019, please click the download button on the top of this page.