Category: Sub-Saharan Africa

Rethinking mobile money taxation

October 20, 2017 | Mobile Money | Sub-Saharan Africa | Brian Muthiora

Authors: Brian Muthiora and Rishi Raithatha Over the past ten years, East Africa has pioneered mobile money adoption and usage worldwide. As governments in the region cope with a variety of ...
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Taxation and mobile money in Tanzania

October 20, 2017 | Mobile Money | Sub-Saharan Africa | Global | GSMA

This report examines the impact of taxation on mobile money in Tanzania, in light of the positive impacts of mobile money in the country. Whilst mobile money has increased financial ...
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Six months into Round 1: Updates from the Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund

October 19, 2017 | Ecosystem Accelerator | East Asia and Pacific | South Asia | Sub-Saharan Africa | Maxime Bayen

In April 2017, we announced the nine start-ups from across Africa and Asia selected for the first round of our Innovation Fund. As these start-ups have now been part of our programme for ...
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Enhancing community volunteer acceptance through strong branding

October 10, 2017 | mHealth | Sub-Saharan Africa | Uganda | Willie Ngumi

In an earlier blog post, we described Living Goods’ model – their ability to harness the power of micro-entrepreneurs to redefine rural trade and promote healthy behaviours during ...
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Three takeaways from Seedstars Dakar 2017

September 28, 2017 | Ecosystem Accelerator | Sub-Saharan Africa | Senegal | Maxime Bayen

On the 22nd of September 2017, we had the chance to be part of the Jury of the Seedstars competition organized in Dakar, which aims to select the best local start-up and allow it to pitch ...
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