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Senior Insights Manager
Nika is the Senior Insights Manager at the GSMA. She is responsible for evolving the overarching data strategy to make sure that the Mobile Money Programme keeps providing the most relevant analytics and insights to meet the needs of the industry. In this role, she ensures the overall quality and strength of the underlying data for the State of The Industry Report, Mobile Money Estimates and Forecasts, Deployment Tracker and general methodological approach utilised for different deliverables of the programme. Nika is the co-author of the 2014 and 2015 State of the Industry Reports. Prior to this she was a forecasting analyst for GSMA Intelligence, responsible for the modelling of mobile operators’ connections and technology trends.
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 ...