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Senior Insights Manager
Nika is the Senior Insights Manager for the Mobile Money Programme at the GSMA. She provides the programme and its stakeholders with intelligence and analysis on future trends and opportunities within the Mobile Money sector with a focus on emerging use cases, business models, disruptive innovation, best practices and social impact opportunities. Nika joined GSMA in 2013 and has held various roles, including Data Manager for the Mobile Money Programme, where she was responsible for designing an overarching data strategy to ensure that the Programme keeps providing the most relevant analytics and insights to meet the needs of the industry. She delivered the underlying data for the annual State of the Industry Report on Mobile Financial Services in 2015 and 2016 and co-authored the 2014 and 2015 State of the Industry on Mobile Financial Services Reports. Nika also led the quantitative work related to the international remittances workstream and collaborated with Harvard Business School to publish the first-ever large-sample quantitative analysis of the expansion of digital financial services. Nika holds a PhD in Telecommunications Engineering from the Centre for Telecommunications Research at King’s College London.
Posts by Nika:
For the last six years, the Mobile Money Programme has been collecting and analysing industry data in order to track the industry’s progress, as well as to provide ...
What factors predict success for mobile money? New evidence from cross-country multi-variable regression analyses
This blog post was co-written by Nika Naghavi, Shawn Cole and Jake Kendall. The rapid, early success of M-PESA in Kenya led some to predict that low-cost, digital financial ...
New GSMA research shows that mobile money is driving a price revolution in international remittances
This post is the second in a series highlighting the key role of the mobile money industry within the international remittances space. In just a few years, mobile money has ...
Sending and receiving remittances with mobile money: Customer benefits and the potential to drive down cost
To mark the second annual International Day of Family Remittances, today, we are highlighting the key role of the mobile money industry within the global remittances space. This ...
In previous blog posts, we discussed the availability and adoption of mobile money services. This post focuses on how customers access mobile money today and how that will likely ...
The post is part of a series looking at key findings from the 2014 State of the Industry Report on Mobile Financial Services. Last week, we discussed the accessibility of mobile ...