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Webinar: 2018 State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money

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Thursday 25 Apr 2019 | Digital Inclusion | Ecosystem payments | English | Financial services products | Global | Mobile Money | Resource | State of the industry and trends | Webinar |

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDWPBjdO9mM Now processing over $1.3 billion a day, the mobile money industry added a record 143 million registered customers in 2018. In today’s dynamic and fast-evolving ecosystem, providers are ...

Supporting waterless flush sanitation through mobile technology – Loowatt

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Tuesday 16 Apr 2019 | English | Innovation fund and grants | Madagascar | Mobile access and use | Mobile for Development Utilities | Mobile internet | Mobile Money | Sanitation | Sub-Saharan Africa | Video |

In 2015, Loowatt was awarded a grant from the GSMA Mobile for Development Utilities programme to develop a suite of mobile services to track its waste collection processes, collect payments with mobile money and communicate better with ...

Mobile money enabled cash aid delivery: Operational handbook for mobile money providers

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Wednesday 10 Apr 2019 | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Mobile Money |

This handbook provides essential background on the humanitarian sector, and cash and voucher assistance programmes, plus outlining the operational steps involved in delivering CVA successfully.

Mobile money enabled cash aid delivery: Essential considerations for humanitarian practitioners

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Wednesday 10 Apr 2019 | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Mobile Money |

This report offers guidance for humanitarian practitioners considering mobile money enabled cash and voucher assistance programmes.

Mobile money enabled cash aid delivery

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Wednesday 10 Apr 2019 | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Mobile Money | Video |

The role of mobile money in humanitarian contexts.

MWC19 Mobile Money seminar: Catalysing partnerships to support the digital economy

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Tuesday 9 Apr 2019 | Digital Inclusion | Ecosystem payments | English | Financial services products | Global | Interoperability | Mobile Money | Policy and regulation | Resource | State of the industry and trends |

We explore the platform model and unveil the latest industry trends to emerge from the 2018 State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money.

Dialog Axiata’s GSMA Mobile Money Certification story

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Monday 8 Apr 2019 | Digital Inclusion | Ecosystem payments | English | Financial services products | Mobile Money | Resource | South Asia | Sri Lanka | Video |

We spoke to Supun Weerasinghe (Director and Group CEO) and Fariq Cader (Vice President) about why they wanted to gain the Certification and what it means for their three million mobile money customers.

CEO of CGAP, Greta Bull, discusses mobile money in its new phase of evolution

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Wednesday 3 Apr 2019 | Digital Inclusion | Ecosystem payments | English | Financial services products | Global | Interoperability | Mobile Money | Mobile Money APIs | Resource | Social impact and behavioural change | Video |

We spoke to Greta Bull at MWC19 Barcelona, where she discussed the challenges and opportunities facing the mobile money industry in its new phase of evolution, and the role of trust in increasing the usage of mobile money services in ...

Mobilising cash and voucher assistance programmes: The case for mobile money

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Monday 1 Apr 2019 | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Mobile Money |

This report offers recommendations for both humanitarian organisations and mobile money service providers regarding the partnerships required to enable effective and efficient use of mobile money in humanitarian contexts.

The impact of mobile money on monetary and financial stability in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Friday 29 Mar 2019 | Digital Inclusion | Ecosystem payments | English | Financial services products | Mobile Money | Policy and regulation | Report | Research | Resource | Sub-Saharan Africa |

The extent to which mobile money impacts a country’s macroeconomic and financial sector development has not been fully examined. To address this evidence gap, and provide responses to those concerns, GSMA Mobile Money and GSMA ...

Mobile Money: Key Success Factors of a National Financial Inclusion Strategy

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Friday 29 Mar 2019 | Digital Inclusion | Ecosystem payments | English | Financial services products | Global | Mobile Money | Policy and regulation | Report | Research | Resource |

Many National Financial Inclusion Strategies (NFIS) recognise and leverage the power of digital technologies in achieving financial inclusion targets, and as more countries continue to make financial inclusion commitments, the fruits ...

The impact of data localisation requirements on the growth of mobile money-enabled remittances

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Friday 29 Mar 2019 | Digital Inclusion | Ecosystem payments | English | Financial services products | Global | international remittances | Mobile Money | Policy and regulation | Report | Research | Resource |

In this paper, we explore the implications of data localisation rules on the mobile money business and argue that such regulatory requirements may dramatically hamper the growth of mobile money in general, and of mobile money-enabled ...

Data protection in mobile money

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Thursday 28 Mar 2019 | Digital Inclusion | Ecosystem payments | English | Financial services products | Global | Mobile Money | Policy and regulation | Report | Resource |

This paper delves into some of the key areas of data protection affecting mobile money services. These include: Data processing, which is concerned with the lawful bases for processing of personal data; Data ...

Exploring the Gender Gap in Identification: Policy Insights from 10 Countries

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Friday 22 Mar 2019 | Bangladesh | Botswana | Digital Identity | Digital Inclusion for Women | Gender | Malawi | Mobile Money | Nigeria | Papua New Guinea | Policy and regulation | Resource | Rwanda | Sri Lanka | Uganda | Zambia | Zimbabwe |

Our 10-country study explores the intersection between cultural, social and policy barriers facing women and girls when accessing and using ID and provides gender-sensitive solutions for governments to ensure a more enabling ID-related ...

The Mobile Money Regulatory Index

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Thursday 21 Mar 2019 | Digital Inclusion | East Asia and Pacific | Ecosystem payments | English | Financial services products | Global | Middle East and North Africa | Mobile Money | Policy and regulation | Report | Resource | South Asia | Sub-Saharan Africa |

In September 2018 we launched the Mobile Money Regulatory Index, an interactive tool that measures the ...

CEO of Wave Money discusses the importance of financial inclusion for women

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Tuesday 19 Mar 2019 | Accelerating Digital and Financial Inclusion | Connected Women | English | Financial services products | Gender | Mobile Money | Mobile Money for Women | Myanmar | Video |

Brad Jones, CEO of Wave Money, spoke to the GSMA’s Connected Women team about why financial inclusion for women is an important issue for him and his organisation. He discusses what he views to be the primary challenge to closing the ...

Online marketplace and merchant-centric services as a driver of the platform model

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Tuesday 12 Mar 2019 | Digital Inclusion | Ecosystem payments | English | Financial services products | Global | Mobile Money | Mobile Money APIs | Resource |

These two reports aim to address many questions on the theme of online marketplaces and how mobile money providers can leverage them to adopt a platform-based business model. The first is a comprehensive

Mobile-enabled Economic Identities for Smallholder Farmers in Ghana

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Friday 8 Mar 2019 | Digital Identity | Ghana | Mobile Money |

The report highlights key research findings that show how the ubiquity of mobile technology has created a platform for gathering, storing and processing data on the economic behaviours of end users, including smallholder farmers.

How MoMo Pay Empowers Female Merchants and Customers in Ghana

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Thursday 7 Mar 2019 | Connected Women | Digital Inclusion | Digital Inclusion for Women | Gender | Gender diversity in the workforce | Ghana | Mobile Internet for Women | Mobile Money | Mobile Money for Women | Sub-Saharan Africa | Video |

In Ghana there is a gender gap in mobile money adoption and use which means that fewer women than men benefit from this potentially life-enhancing service. In order to help close this gender gap, MTN Ghana, one of the major mobile ...

2018 State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money

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Monday 25 Feb 2019 | Digital Inclusion | East Asia and Pacific | Ecosystem payments | English | Financial services products | Global | international remittances | Interoperability | Latin America & the Caribbean | Middle East and North Africa | Mobile access and use | Mobile Money | Mobile Money APIs | Policy and regulation | Report | Research | Resource | Social impact and behavioural change | South Asia | State of the industry and trends | Sub-Saharan Africa | Water |

Now processing over $1.3 billion a day, the mobile money industry added a record 143 million registered customers in 2018. In a dynamic and fast-evolving ecosystem, providers are attracting new investments and forming strategic ...