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The Digital Lives of Refugees

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Tuesday 16 Jul 2019 |

The research identifies key trends and insights from Bidi Bidi settlement (Uganda), Kiziba camp (Rwanda) and urban settings in Jordan.

Data Privacy Frameworks in MENA

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Monday 10 Jun 2019 |

The purpose of this report is to provide an understanding of the data privacy and protection laws and regulations that currently exist across certain jurisdictions in the MENA region.

Data Privacy Frameworks in MENA- Executive Summary

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Monday 10 Jun 2019 |

The purpose of this report is to provide an understanding of the data privacy and protection laws and regulations that currently exist across certain jurisdictions in the MENA region.

GSMA Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation Fund: Round 1 Disaster Response Portfolio

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Monday 29 Apr 2019 |

The GSMA Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation Fund aims promote innovation in the use of mobile technology to address humanitarian challenges. This video showcases our Round 1 portfolio, which focuses on disaster response.

The Impact of Mobile and Internet Technology on Women’s Wellbeing Around the World

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Monday 29 Apr 2019 |

This report by GSMA, which represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, and Gallup, reveals that bridging the mobile and internet gender gap may help boost women’s wellbeing across the developing world.

Transforming Women’s Lives with Mobile: UNGA Panel

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Wednesday 24 Oct 2018 |

‘Transforming Women’s Lives with Mobile’: A Panel Discussion Hosted by the GSMA at UNGA 2018. A conversation with Yasmina McCarty, GSMA; Elisabeth Biering, Telenor; Sanda Ojiambo, Safaricom; and Anna Faith, UN Women, highlighting ...

2018 Mobile Money Policy and Regulatory Handbook

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Saturday 29 Sep 2018 |

In the Handbook, we explore regulatory challenges that have faced industry since its inception, and recommend approaches key stakeholders can take towards creating an enabling environment. The Handbook also ...

Reforming mobile sector taxation in Tunisia

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Thursday 20 Sep 2018 |

Mobile telephone services are playing an increasingly important role in supporting economic growth and social inclusion across the world. Mobile penetration, and specifically 3G and 4G penetration, enhances digital connectivity by ...

State of Mobile Internet Connectivity 2018

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Tuesday 4 Sep 2018 |

At the end of 2017, 3.3 billion people were connected to the mobile internet, representing an increase of almost 300 million compared to the previous year. However, more than 4 billion people still remain offline and 1 billion of these ...

(Video) Certified providers’ perspectives on the GSMA Mobile Money Certification

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Wednesday 29 Aug 2018 |

In this video series we hear from certified providers on what the GSMA Mobile Money Certification is, the Certification ...

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

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Wednesday 25 Jul 2018 |

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 ...

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

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Wednesday 25 Jul 2018 |

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 ...

Innovative mobile digital identity solutions: Financial inclusion and Birth Registration

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Wednesday 18 Jul 2018 |

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 ...

Distribution 2.0: The future of mobile money agent distribution networks

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Thursday 5 Jul 2018 |

Mobile money agents are a crucial asset for mobile money providers and have been key to the growth of the industry over the last decade. In December 2017, there were over 2.9 million active agents and 690 million registered customer ...

Introducing the GSMA Mobile Money Certification

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Monday 14 May 2018 |

The GSMA Mobile Money Certification defines and promotes excellence in the provision of mobile money services. It is based on independent assessments of a provider’s ability to deliver secure and reliable services, to protect the ...

GSMA Mobile Money Certification Principles

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Thursday 12 Apr 2018 |

The GSMA Mobile Money Certification is a global initiative to bring safer, more transparent, and more ...

Green paper on Iraq Draft Telecommunications Laws

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Tuesday 3 Apr 2018 |

This is a consolidated position paper (“Green Paper”) which summarizes the recommendations and observations of the experts during the multi-stakeholder workshop, organised under the auspices of the Iraq Communications and Media ...

2017 State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money

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Monday 26 Feb 2018 |

2017 saw a number of new trends in mobile money – from the accelerated growth of bank-to-mobile interoperability, to the emergence of South Asia as the fastest growing region, and a raft of innovations designed to reach the most ...

Enabling rural coverage: regulatory and policy recommendations to foster mobile broadband coverage in developing countries

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Monday 5 Feb 2018 |

This report responds to the need of tackling the regulatory barriers preventing operators from extending coverage of mobile broadband networks to rural areas in emerging markets. To do so, it provides a coherent set of recommendations ...

Instant Payment Notification (IPN) Hub: Accelerating the Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) Utilities sector through mobile money

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Monday 29 Jan 2018 |

Globally, 1.2 billion people lack access to electricity. The pay-as-you-go (PAYG) solar industry uses an innovative model to provide customers access to electricity in remote areas while allowing them to pay for it incrementally using ...