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The Digital Platform Economy Landscape in Tunisia

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Tuesday 30 Apr 2024 |

The digital platform economy harnesses digital technologies to connect supply and demand, fostering economic and social value through interactions among consumers and producers. Despite being in its early stages in Tunisia, the digital ...

The Mobile Economy Report – Middle East and North Africa 2023

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Tuesday 5 Dec 2023 |

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is home to some of the global leaders in terms of 5G adoption. 5G networks now cover 75% or more of the population in the GCC states, with operators in those markets increasingly shifting focus ...

The State of Mobile Internet Connectivity Report 2023

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Thursday 12 Oct 2023 |

Mobile internet is connecting more people to the internet than ever before. By the end of 2022, the number of people using mobile internet increased to 4.6 billion people (57% of the global population). However, the growth rate at ...

The GSMA Humanitarian Partnership Framework: A Framework for Catalysing Cross-Sectoral Partnerships in Support of Humanitarian Assistance

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Thursday 29 Jun 2023 |

Humanitarian response includes broad and diverse partnerships working together to deliver impact. However, forging cross-sectoral partnerships can be challenging. Organisations often have unaligned objectives, ways of working and ...

Digital Innovation in Humanitarian Settings: Lessons from the GSMA Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation programme

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Friday 23 Jun 2023 |

Innovative digital solutions have the potential to transform preparedness and response to humanitarian crises. We know they can provide better access to services, communicate lifesaving information and enhance choice for people ...

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Friday 2 Jun 2023 |

More women in low- and middle-income countries are using mobile internet than ever before, but their rate of adoption has slowed for the second year in a row and a significant gender gap remains. Women are 19% less likely than men to ...

State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money 2023

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Wednesday 19 Apr 2023 |

Mobile money has experienced staggering growth over the past two decades, cementing itself as a mainstream financial service. Today, it continues the trend by diversifying and branching out into new regions, industries, and services. ...

Four years of the Mobile Money Regulatory Index: Insights, opportunities and challenges

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Tuesday 20 Dec 2022 |

Launched in 2018 by the GSMA, the Mobile Money Regulatory Index has proven to be useful in stimulating debate on the reforms that may be undertaken in more restrictive mobile money markets and, ultimately, help support the efforts of ...

Catalysing Partnerships in Plastics

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Thursday 30 Jun 2022 |

Explore the potential for collaboration between mobile network operators and plastics organisations The mismanagement of plastic waste is a global challenge that must be urgently addressed if we are to achieve the ...

The Mobile Disability Gap Report 2021

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Friday 3 Dec 2021 |

Mobile devices and services offer life-changing benefits to persons with disabilities, enabling more independent living. However, GSMA research shows that despite this potential, many persons with disabilities remain unconnected and ...

The Climate Crisis: Mobile-enabled solutions in humanitarian emergencies

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Wednesday 10 Nov 2021 |

Digital and mobile-enabled services have a key role to play in addressing the climate crisis. Not only can they help vulnerable communities prepare for and become more resilient to climate risks, but they can also support humanitarian ...

Mobile Money Policy and Regulatory Handbook

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Thursday 21 Oct 2021 |

Establishing an enabling regulatory framework can unlock the full potential of mobile money services helping to drive financial inclusion, reduce economic inequalities and improve employment and economic growth. Close public-private ...

The Mobile Gender Gap Report 2021

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Friday 18 Jun 2021 |

This flagship report highlights how the mobile gender gap continues to improve in South Asia, but less so in other regions. It explores the key barriers preventing women’s equal access to mobile internet as well as the rise of women’s ...

State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money

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Wednesday 24 Mar 2021 |

This annual flagship report provides supply-side data and insights from the mobile money industry. The GSMA’s Mobile Money programme works to accelerate the development of the mobile money ecosystem for the underserved.

Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation: Annual Report

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Thursday 18 Feb 2021 |

This report documents the progress of the M4H programme and partners in 2020, highlighting the key trends impacting the humanitarian sector in this unprecedented year, and summarising the activities and outcomes of research, the M4H ...

Are the effects of mobile money regulation gender neutral?

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Monday 15 Feb 2021 |

This policy note discusses the main findings of new GSMA research on the relationship between mobile money regulation and usage. The analysis combines data from the Mobile Money Regulatory Index and the Global Findex Database 2017 and ...

The Mobile Disability Gap Report 2020

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Tuesday 1 Dec 2020 |

More than five billion people globally are mobile subscribers. As we move towards a more digital society, it is critical that digital technologies are inclusive of everyone, including persons with disabilities. However, research ...

Role of wireless backhaul in enabling 5G in MENA

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Monday 5 Oct 2020 |

The increasing migration to mobile broadband services in MENA is driving a rapid acceleration of mobile data traffic, with 4G now accounting for a third of total mobile connections in the region. Meanwhile, the transition to 5G is ...

Region in Focus – MENA

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Wednesday 5 Aug 2020 |

Middle East and North Africa Region in Focus

Why is there a need for the GSMA Mobile Money API Specification? A comparison with other industry standards

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Thursday 30 Jul 2020 |

There are a variety of approaches that mobile money providers could potentially use to deliver open APIs to their ecosystem partners, such as creating their own bespoke APIs or utilising an existing API standard aimed at Digital ...