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Reflections on Mobile World Congress 2017 – a growing focus on gender equality

May 5, 2017 | Connected Women | Claire Lynch

I first attended Mobile World Congress in 2008 and on returning nearly 10 years later, I noted not only a shift in location, but also a change in tone and focus. It seemed that the issue of ...
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Webinar: Using your data to drive growth in mobile money services

May 3, 2017 | Connected Women | Global | Oliver Rowntree

The Connected Women team recently hosted a webinar on why and how operators and other mobile financial service (MFS) providers should analyse mobile money transactional data with a gender ...
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Mapping the mobile money gender gap: Insights from Côte d’Ivoire and Mali

April 25, 2017 | Connected Women | Sub-Saharan Africa | Cote d'Ivoire | Mali | Elisa Minischetti

Over the last few years, mobile money has been spreading at an impressive rate, potentially playing a major role in expanding financial access to more vulnerable populations. A recent study ...
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Examining the financial inclusion of women – the mobile money gender gap in Rwanda

January 17, 2017 | Connected Women | Mobile Money | Sub-Saharan Africa | Rwanda | Elisa Minischetti

In a previous blog post, we outlined some of the barriers that affect women at a higher rate than men and that can help explain the origins of the mobile money gender gap in Rwanda. But do ...
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Analysing your data to increase the reach of your mobile money service among women

January 9, 2017 | Connected Women | Global | Global | Elisa Minischetti

By capitalising on mobile’s widespread nature, the mobile money industry has made significant progress in extending the reach of financial institutions through the provision of mobile ...
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Taking a look at women’s financial inclusion via mobile money – Barriers and drivers to the mobile money gender gap in Rwanda

December 14, 2016 | Connected Women | Mobile Money | Sub-Saharan Africa | Rwanda | Elisa Minischetti

The widespread nature and affordability of mobile makes it the perfect vehicle to bridge the infrastructure gap that people in low- and middle-income countries often face. Mobile is also ...
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