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Closing the Coverage Gap: How Innovation Can Drive Rural Connectivity

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Wednesday 17 Jul 2019 | Case study | Connected Society | Digital Inclusion | English | Global | Mobile for Development | Mobile internet | Report | Research | Resource | Sub-Saharan Africa |

The mobile industry has made phenomenal progress in providing mobile broadband connectivity to billions of people. This coverage allows individuals and societies to benefit from the potential that internet access can afford: improving ...

The State of Mobile Internet Connectivity Report 2019

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Tuesday 16 Jul 2019 | Connected Society | Digital Inclusion | English | Global | Mobile access and use | Mobile for Development | Mobile internet | Report | Research | State of the industry and trends |

Only 40% of the LMIC population are connected, compared to almost 75% of the population in high-income countries. More than half the world’s population are therefore still unable to realise the social and economic benefits that mobile internet can enable.

The Digital Lives of Refugees [Video]

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Tuesday 16 Jul 2019 | Jordan | Middle East and North Africa | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Refugee crisis | Rwanda | Sub-Saharan Africa | Uganda | Video |

This video showcases key findings from our new research, which looks at the ways refugees in Bidi Bidi settlement (Uganda), Kiziba camp (Rwanda), and urban settings in Jordan are using mobile phones to help guide digital interventions ...

The Digital Lives of Refugees

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Tuesday 16 Jul 2019 | Jordan | Middle East and North Africa | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Report | Research | Rwanda | Sub-Saharan Africa | Uganda |

Our new research, produced with UNHCR, looks at the ways in which refugees are using mobile phones to help guide digital interventions by humanitarian organisations and mobile network operators. The research identifies key trends ...

Economic Identities for Small Business Owners: Insights from Nigeria

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Wednesday 10 Jul 2019 | Business model | Digital Identity | Digital Inclusion | Nigeria | Resource | Sub-Saharan Africa | The Commonwealth Digital Identity Initiative |

Recent end-user research conducted by the GSMA Digital Identity programme highlighted that informal business owners in Nigeria – many of which are women – often struggle to demonstrate their personal and business ...

The Mobile Gender Gap: Africa

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Tuesday 9 Jul 2019 | Connected Women | Cote d'Ivoire | Digital Inclusion | Digital Inclusion for Women | English | Gender | Infographic | Kenya | Mobile access and use | Mobile for Development | Mobile internet | Mobile Internet for Women | Mozambique | Nigeria | Research | South Africa | Sub-Saharan Africa | Tanzania |

Sub-Saharan Africa has one of the widest mobile gender gaps of any region. Addressing these gender gaps in Africa is important in order to deliver the significant benefits of mobile and the internet to women, their families, communities and the economy.

AgriTech Webinar: Innovation Fund for Digitisation of Agricultural Value Chains

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Thursday 4 Jul 2019 |

In this webinar we talked through the recently launched GSMA Innovation Fund for Digitisation of Agricultural Value Chains and provided some background and context as to how the Fund has been established.

Improving financial inclusion through data for smallholder farmers in Kenya

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Thursday 27 Jun 2019 | Accelerating Digital and Financial Inclusion | AgriTech | Kenya | Report |

This report looks at the rise of digital agriculture tools in Kenya and the use of digital farm and farmer data generated by these tools to facilitate financial inclusion.

What to expect at the Mobile Money Leadership Forum with Ruan Swanepoel

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Thursday 27 Jun 2019 | Digital Inclusion | Ecosystem payments | English | Financial services products | Global | Mobile Money | Resource | Rwanda | Video |

Head of Mobile Money, Ruan Swanepoel, gives us a taste of what to expect at the 2019 Mobile Money Leadership Forum.

We’re hiring a Technical Lead and API Specialist!

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Thursday 27 Jun 2019 | Digital Inclusion | Ecosystem payments | English | Financial services products | Global | Interoperability | Mobile Money | Mobile Money APIs | Product development and product design | Resource | Video |

We are looking for new Technical Lead and API Specialist to join our GSMA Mobile Money team! Hear from our Director or Inclusive Fintech about these two new exciting opportunities. Apply Now! Technical Lead:

Selema’s story

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Thursday 20 Jun 2019 | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Video |

Nyarugusu is one of three large refugee camps in the Kigoma region. Established in 1996, it now hosts more than 150,000 refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Burundi. In 2016, the ...

Subira’s story

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Thursday 20 Jun 2019 | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Video |

Nyarugusu is one of three large refugee camps in the Kigoma region. Established in 1996, it now hosts more than 150,000 refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Burundi. 

In 2016, the Vodafone Foundation launched its ...

Louise’s story

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Thursday 20 Jun 2019 | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Video |

Nyarugusu is one of three large refugee camps in the Kigoma region. Established in 1996, it now hosts more than 150,000 refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Burundi. 

In 2016, the Vodafone Foundation launched its ...

Fadhili’s story

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Thursday 20 Jun 2019 | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Video |

Nyarugusu is one of three large refugee camps in the Kigoma region. Established in 1996, it now hosts more than 150,000 refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Burundi. 

In 2016, the Vodafone Foundation launched its ...

The role of privacy frameworks in building trust for digital identity services

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Monday 17 Jun 2019 | Digital Identity | Policy and regulation |

Understanding end-user attitudes towards mobile services linked to their digital identity

Mobile Internet Skills Training Toolkit: Banglalink Pilot Evaluation

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Wednesday 12 Jun 2019 | Bangladesh | Case study | Connected Society | Digital Inclusion | Digital literacy | Digital skills | English | Mobile access and use | Mobile internet | Mobile literacy | Report | Research | Social impact and behavioural change |

This report presents the findings of a pilot conducted in partnership with Banglalink to test the mobile internet skills training and methodology. It assessed whether adoption and use of mobile internet increased among a sample of Banglalink’s customers.

Accelerating Digital Inclusion for the Underserved in High GDP Markets

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Wednesday 5 Jun 2019 | Mobile for Development | Report | Research | USA |

This research examines digital tools targeted at underserved populations in the United States, United Kingdom, Spain, France and Germany.

Telesom ZAAD: Pushing the mobile money CVA frontier

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Monday 3 Jun 2019 | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Somaliland |

This case study reveals the promise of mobile money-enabled cash and voucher assistance programmes in Somaliland.

Mobile Gender Gap Report 2019 Methodology

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Friday 31 May 2019 | Connected Women | Digital Inclusion for Women | English | Gender | Global | Mobile Internet for Women | Report | Research | Resource |

This document describes the analysis and modelling undertaken for The Mobile Gender Gap Report 2019 as well as highlighting key areas of methodological change year-on-year.

Digital identity opportunities for women: Insights from Nigeria, Bangladesh and Rwanda

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Wednesday 29 May 2019 | Bangladesh | Digital Identity | Digital Inclusion for Women | Gender | Nigeria | Research | Resource | Rwanda | The Commonwealth Digital Identity Initiative |

Drawing on in-country qualitative research, this study explores the specific incentives, challenges, preferences and benefits that women and girls will encounter, compared to men, when engaging with digital identity systems or services.