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Mobile for Energy Access

July 10, 2017 | Mobile for Development Utilities | Global | Arianna Freschi

The mobile industry is playing a crucial role in striving towards Sustainable Development Goal 7: universal energy access by 2030. It is providing new pathways to address the urgent needs ...
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Lessons learnt from our grantees: Easypaisa

June 19, 2017 | Mobile for Development Utilities | South Asia | Pakistan | Arianna Freschi

Case study 12: Easypaisa – a mobile operator-led solar pay-as-you-go model for Pakistan In 2013, we launched the Mobile for Development (M4D) Utilities Innovation Fund (formerly MECS) to ...
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Our key takeaways from Innovate 4 Water 2017

June 19, 2017 | Mobile for Development Utilities | Global | Global | Michael Nique

In 2015, the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) estimated that 660 million people don’t have access to adequate drinking-water sources, and over 2.4 billion people worldwide ...
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A toolkit for Utility service providers on mobile money integration

June 14, 2017 | Mobile for Development Utilities | Global | Global | Salima Fazal Karim

The use of mobile money payment solutions is becoming widespread in utility services. In September 2016, for example, over 1.6 million mobile money transactions were generated by ...
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The Mobile for Development Utilities team experience at the first Mobile 360 West Africa event

June 1, 2017 | Mobile for Development Utilities | Sub-Saharan Africa | Cote d'Ivoire | Nigeria | Tanzania | Areef Kassam & Helene Smertnik

This blog was co-authored by Areef Kassam and Helene Smertnik. The West African market presents a significant untapped opportunity for our Mobile for Development Utilities ...
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Our new report on the IoT development journey for utility enterprises in emerging markets

May 16, 2017 | Mobile for Development Utilities | South Asia | Sub-Saharan Africa | Helene Smertnik

Written in partnership with Eseye Ltd and with the kind review of PortMoni, this report aims to provide a high-level assessment of the stages which innovative enterprises go through when ...
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