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The Mobile Money Regulatory Index Report 2021: An indispensable guide to assessing the impact of regulation upon mobile money

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The Mobile Money Regulatory Index Report 2021: An indispensable guide to assessing the impact of regulation upon mobile money The GSMA have produced the Mobile Money Regulatory Index (MMRI), a unique tool for the assessment of the effectiveness of mobile money regulatory ...

Enabling Smart Metering in Pakistan: FINCA and SBEEC

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Introduction With increasing pressure on Pakistan’s limited energy and gas resources, Pakistani companies are seeking ways to decrease costs and adopt renewable sources that better match energy supplies and demand. One innovation many companies are considering is smart ...

Adapting monitoring and evaluation tools to design impactful digital services

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This is the eighth blog in a series introducing the GSMA Innovation Fund for Digitisation of Agricultural Value Chains, including its grantees, supporting partners and processes. Putting farmers at the centre of digitising the agricultural last mile The GSMA Innovation Fund ...

Protecting women’s identities through mobile tokenisation

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Mobile technology is being used to change lives and bring new solutions and services to underserved communities. According to the GSMA’s Mobile Gender Gap Report 2021, 143 million fewer women than men own a mobile across low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), and women ...

Framework for the assessment of emergency response policy by national authorities

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Effective management of risks associated with disasters depends on the level of preparedness and communication and information sharing across all levels of government, within humanitarian communities, and across public and private sector organisations. Numerous after-action ...

Mobile for Development at COP26

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In the beginning of November this year, the world leaders came together for COP26 in Glasgow to accelerate climate action across the globe. Mobile and digital services form an important part of the solution. In this blog, we highlight how GSMA Mobile for Development ...

Understanding informal youth employment in the mobile industry in Sub-Saharan Africa

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In Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), the supply of labour significantly outweighs demand, leading to high rates of informal employment for youth. It is estimated that between 80 and 95 per cent of youth take up informal jobs, which are critical in providing an income and ...

The value of meeting virtually

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Our seventh blog in the series on The GSMA Innovation Fund for Digitisation of Agricultural Value Chains explores how we have shifted our annual learning and knowledge sharing event for grantees from face to face to online, in response to the continued global travel ...

How do people in humanitarian crises use their mobile phones? Introducing our new research

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The role that mobile connectivity plays in the lives of people affected by humanitarian crisis has never been more important to understand. Connectivity, or the lack of it, is now central to many dimensions of lives and livelihoods. Digital channels have played a large role ...

Enabling Government-Innovator partnerships in Lagos: Insights from our workshop

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On 17 November 2021, the GSMA Digital Utilities programme together with Utopia, an innovation group focused on emergent cities, hosted a workshop with over 25 participants. This virtual invite-only convening featured stakeholders from both the public and private sectors as ...

In conversation with Solidarités International: Artificial Intelligence in a humanitarian context

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Since September 2020, Solidarités International has been a part of our GSMA Mobile for Humanitarian (M4H) Innovation Fund portfolio. The Fund aims to promote innovation in the use of mobile technology to address humanitarian challenges. Solidarités International, a French ...

GSMA’s Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation Fund: Grantee Portfolio 2017-2022

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We are delighted to publish the ‘GSMA Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation Fund Portfolio 2017 – 2022’, a report detailing each of the exciting and impactful projects to have received funding and support from the M4H Innovation Fund* since its inception in 2017. When we ...

Empowering smallholder farmers in Nigeria: An introduction to AgroMall

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This is the sixth blog in a series introducing the grantees and key partners supporting The GSMA Innovation Fund for Digitisation of Agricultural Value Chains. Nigerian agritech company AgroMall is one of seven grantees under The GSMA Innovation Fund ...

The Indo-Pacific: A look at the 427 active hubs in the region

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This blog has been authored by Briter Bridges. For more information on the Indo-Pacific investment landscape, please see our report. The technology landscape across the Indo-Pacific region over the past decade has been heavily influenced by the presence of India and China, ...

Making mobile internet more accessible for people with reading or writing difficulties

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Across low- and middle- income countries (LMICs), 3.4 billion people are still not accessing mobile internet despite living within the footprint of a mobile broadband network[1]. According to the latest GSMA Consumer Survey, for people who are aware of mobile internet, ...

Impactful Innovations: Insights from evaluating Cyber Food

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This post is part of a two-part blog series on a programme for Scaling Innovation and Supporting Entrepreneurship across the Indo-Pacific during the pandemic. This programme was funded by the Australian Government’s Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and ...

Impactful Innovation: Insights from evaluating ATEC

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This post is part of a two-part blog series on a programme for Scaling Innovation and Supporting Entrepreneurship across the Indo-Pacific during the pandemic. This programme was funded by the Australian Government’s Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and ...

Mobile money can drive the financial inclusion of persons with disabilities in Ghana

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Over the past decade, the proliferation of mobile money across Sub-Saharan Africa has been a catalyst for the financial inclusion of millions of those previously underserved by traditional banks. More than half of the globe’s active mobile money accounts are now located in ...

The Climate Crisis: Mobile-enabled solutions to address the growing humanitarian challenge

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World leaders recently gathered in Glasgow at COP26 to accelerate action towards addressing climate change. They’ve come from around the world to grapple with the most pressing existential crisis of our time with an urgent need to reduce global emissions. No matter how ...

Starting Out Smart: Gender-Smart Strategies for Start-up Success

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When pandemic restrictions locked down Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea’s capital), many women absorbed additional unpaid care work, making it more difficult to do food shopping during the safer daylight hours. Shalom Warrey saw an opportunity and created “At Your Doorstep” ...