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(Video) International remittances via mobile money: Revolutionising the way people send and receive money in Tanzania

August 7, 2018

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Polycarp Ndekana, Head of M-Commerce Business development & Marketing (Vodacom Tanzania), explores the benefits and impact that international remittances via mobile money have had on people in Tanzania. Learn more on international remittances via mobile money at gsma.com/internationalremittances. Other videos in …

Start-ups and Mobile in Emerging Markets: Issue 3, Summer 2018

August 3, 2018

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This is the third issue of our new publication format, which has been designed to best capture the evolution of a fast-moving space. This publication has a wide range of stakeholders in mind, including: mobile operators and start-ups, which are at the core …

Disaster Response Innovation Fund grantees in Africa announced

July 27, 2018

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Recently, the GSMA Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation programme announced Flowminder Foundation and Nokia Saving Lives among the first grantees of the Disaster Response Innovation Fund. Round 1 was designed to invest in innovative solutions that leverage mobile technologies to “save …

Reforming mobile sector taxation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

July 25, 2018

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Mobile telephone services are playing an increasingly important role in supporting economic growth and social inclusion in emerging economies. Mobile penetration and affordability enhance digital connectivity by expanding internet and broadband access, which in turn facilitate the reduction of barriers …

(Video) International remittances via mobile money: what makes it an excellent channel?

July 25, 2018

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Tillman Bruett, Manager of Digital Finance at the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), discusses the transformative impact of mobile money-enabled international remittances for low-income people, and the importance of industry collaboration for finding solutions to know your customer (KYC) …

(Video) International remittances via mobile money: The importance of industry collaboration

July 25, 2018

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GSMA’s Claire Scharwatt discusses the importance of collaborating with the industry to ensure international remittances via mobile money are facilitated safely and securely and consistent with global standards and local policy and regulations. Learn more on international remittances via mobile …

Innovative mobile digital identity solutions: Financial inclusion and Birth Registration

July 18, 2018

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Africa

This case study looks at two start-ups that are using mobile technology to establish functional and foundational identities in the Caribbean and Burkina Faso, and looks at how those could be developed to provide people with further access to services. …

Triggering mobile internet use in Côte d’Ivoire and Tanzania

July 14, 2018

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This study set out to investigate how the mobile industry can trigger mobile internet uptake among those who are not currently using it, but appear economically and technically able to do so. Two distinct countries in Sub-Saharan Africa were selected: …

Mezzanine’s Stock Visibility Solution

July 11, 2018

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Africa

In Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), inefficient supply chain management can lead to stockouts of medicine at public health facilities, complicating the treatment and management of a range of diseases. Poor and rural communities that depend on these facilities for health services …

Prerequisites to digitising the agricultural last mile

July 6, 2018

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Africa

The digitisation of agricultural value chains is an emerging opportunity in developing countries. Mobile-based enterprise solutions for the agricultural last mile might include mobile money payments to help agribusinesses digitise the procurement of crops from smallholder farmers, agricultural advisory via …

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