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A positive outlook – Niger’s digital inclusion and economy set to rise as a result of mobile tax reductions

July 26, 2017 | Connected Society | Middle East and North Africa | Vasilis Douzenis

Niger is among the world’s least developed countries and making mobile services more affordable, through reducing distortionary taxation, can go a long way towards supporting the ...
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Pakistan’s new tax reforms – a path to affordable mobile ownership and use

July 26, 2017 | Connected Society | South Asia | Vasilis Douzenis

Mobile subscribers in Pakistan are subject to taxes and fees that apply to devices and SIM card usage charges. These taxes are especially likely to increase the prices ultimately paid by ...
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Disruptive innovation to connect the unconnected

July 26, 2017 | Connected Society | Global | Madeleine Karlsson

The digital inclusion space in developing world markets is full of creativity and ambition. The GSMA recently launched a Digital Inclusion Innovation Portal, which is a unique platform to ...
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Cheaper international money transfer at our fingertips (or eyeballs)

July 21, 2017 | Mobile for Development | Mobile Money | Sub-Saharan Africa | Guest Blogger

This is a guest blog written by Sarah Hugo, Senior Project Manager at DMA, and was originally published on The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the ...
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Establishing successful mobile money and e-commerce partnerships in Southeast Asia

July 20, 2017 | Mobile Money | East Asia and Pacific | South Asia | Sophia Hasnain

This is the second of a series of blogs on e-commerce which will focus on how mobile money and e-commerce providers are uniquely placed to collaborate, not only in payments and logistics, ...
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A few highlights from the first GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Bootcamp

July 20, 2017 | Ecosystem Accelerator | Global | Maxime Bayen & Samuel Ajadi

Between 8 and 10 July 2017, our team (GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator) held a bootcamp for our nine Innovation Fund portfolio start-ups. The three-day closed-door gathering, held in Dar es ...
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