Mobile for Development Utilities Insights

M4D Utilities Insights

Our work strives to unlock commercially sustainable business models that leverage mobile to deliver affordable and improved energy, water and sanitation services in emerging markets. To fulfil this mission and to disseminate actionable information to the wider ecosystem, we conduct a variety of research and publish all of our insights for your use. We’ve gathered our most significant learnings here to ensure that you have access to the information you need.

Mobile for Development Utilities Innovation Fund Grantees


Grantee Portfolio

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African Solar Designs

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African Water Enterprises

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CityTaps

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Development Workshop Angola

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Drinkwell

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Easypaisa

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EcoEnergy

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Emergence BioEnergy Inc.

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Fenix International

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Gham Power

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Kampala Capital City Authority

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Kamworks

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KopaGas

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Loowatt

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Lumos

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Mobisol

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NextDrop

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PEG Ghana

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Portland State University

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Safe Water Network

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Sanergy

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SunCulture

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Svadha

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Wonderkid

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Cross-vertical Flagship Insights

Digital Solutions for the Urban Poor

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The GSMA Instant Payment Notification (IPN) Hub: Impact and insights from inception to industry transition

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Intelligent Utilities for All

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Achieving SDGs 6 and 7: The promise and impact of mobile

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Unlocking access to utility services: The transformational value of mobile

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Going greenfield with utility pay-as-you-go models

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Mobile money transaction fees and utility bill payments in emerging markets

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Vertical Focused Insights – Sanitation


Can mobile help solve the sanitation challenge?

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Intelligent Utilities for All – sanitation

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The Role of Mobile in Improved Sanitation Access

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Vertical Focused Insights – Water


An effective response to COVID-19 requires innovative water and sanitation services

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Our quarterly insights – Issue 1

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Intelligent Utilities for All – water

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Digital payments in water: Findings from two new research projects

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Key trends in mobile-enabled water services: What’s working and what’s next

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Vertical Focused Insights – Energy


Why off-grid energy providers are increasingly paying attention to urban areas – insights from the DRC and beyond

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West Africa: Has the growth potential been tapped for pay-as-you-go utilities?

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Intelligent Utilities for All – energy

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Mini-grids, macro impact?

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Lessons from the use of mobile in utility pay-as-you-go models

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