Thursday 26 August, 2010 | Blog | Mobile Money | Operational best practices | Pakistan | South Asia
Pakistan is facing an enormous humanitarian crisis in the aftermath of the country’s worst flooding in its history—indeed, a crisis in terms of victims that is now larger than the last three devastating natural disasters combined
Monday 2 August, 2010 | Blog | Global | Mobile Money | Operational best practices
By now it’s a well-known fact: strategic alliances in general are complex to structure, and harder to manage. This is especially true when stakeholders are large, powerful, and from different industries with fundamentally distinct business models,
Thursday 29 July, 2010 | Blog | Global | Mobile Money | Operational best practices
USAID felt that it could play a catalytic role in helping to harmonize legal and regulatory environments for mobile financial services and undertook a detailed analysis of the various risks involved in the different models of mobile financial services.
Tuesday 13 July, 2010 | Blog | Global | Mobile Money | Policy and regulation
To welcome newcomers to mobile money, to facilitate effective dialogue among industry participants, and to communicate with the public and other stakeholders, the Mobile Money for the Unbanked programme is today releasing a set of definitions of mobile money
Wednesday 26 May, 2010 | Blog | Global | Mobile Money | Operational best practices
Today the GSMA is publishing our 2010 Mobile Money for the Unbanked Annual Report. With support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the last year has been a busy one for our programme – and this report catalogues our key pieces of work.
Tuesday 25 May, 2010 | Blog | Brazil | Latin America & the Caribbean | Mobile Money | Operational best practices
Today, the beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro has been the host of the 5th Mobile Money for the Unbanked Working Group. The MMU Programme is at its midpoint and since its inception in February 2009,
Tuesday 11 May, 2010 | Blog | Global | Mobile Money | Policy and regulation
Before launching a mobile money service, it behoves operators to think carefully about how to prevent abuse that would harm customers. Such foresight helps assure regulators that the service will be safe and in turn safeguards the operator
GSMA publish Part 3 of the Handbook on Agent Networks: How to Manage a Network of Mobile Money Agents
Thursday 6 May, 2010 | Blog | Global | Mobile Money | Operational best practices
Today the MMU team is delighted to release the final section of our handbook on mobile money agent networks: Managing a Mobile Money Agent Network. This instalment discusses managing a network of mobile money agents on an ongoing basis
Tuesday 4 May, 2010 | Blog | Global | Mobile Money | Operational best practices
Today GSMA is publishing a case study on ‘Zap’, Zain’s mobile money service that was introduced in February 2009. In just over a year, Zap has been deployed in Bahrain, Kenya, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Niger, Malawi and Uganda.
Friday 30 April, 2010 | Blog | India | Mobile Money | Operational best practices | South Asia
The following is a guest post we’re pleased to share by Valerie Rozycki, Head of Strategic Initiatives at mChek. A low-income woman walks into a bank branch in Bangalore, India, with the intention of opening a bank account.
Tuesday 27 April, 2010 | Blog | Global | Mobile Money | Operational best practices
In a recent post, I discussed how demand for different services shapes the success of mobile money deployments, and suggested how these conditions might vary across markets. Today I want to address another crucial determinant of the success of mobile money deployments: the ...
Wednesday 21 April, 2010 | Blog | Global | Mobile Money | Operational best practices
Today we are publishing the second section of the GSMA handbook on agent networks, entitled “How to Incentivise a Network of Mobile Money Agents”. In this section, we seek to answer a broad question: how can mobile network operators design a set of incentives?