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M4H Innovation Fund lessons and outcomes: Altech

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Wednesday 8 Nov 2023 | Burundi | Case study | Democratic Republic of Congo | Energy | Mobile for Development | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Resource | Sub-Saharan Africa |

This case study shares lessons and outcomes from our project with Altech, a Congolese enterprise that offers a range of solar energy solutions to expand access to clean, reliable, renewable and affordable energy for off- and poor-grid households.

Mobile for Development Theatre at MWC Kigali 2023: Session recordings

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Tuesday 7 Nov 2023 | Mobile for Development | Resource |

At MWC Kigali 2023, we hosted our Development Theatre again, with insightful keynotes, panels and discussions across topics such as digital inclusion, gender, innovation for impact and more. Watch these videos to catch up with our sessions.

Mobile money’s socio-economic impact: Evidence from the global industry and Ethiopia

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Tuesday 31 Oct 2023 | Central Insights Unit | English | Financial inclusion for women | Mobile for Development | Mobile health | Mobile Money | Mobile money subject | Resource | Video |

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Mobile money: How digital payments have impacted economic growth

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Thursday 19 Oct 2023 | Mobile access and use | Mobile for Development | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme - filter | Mobile money subject | Report | Resource |

This report summarises the results of an econometric analysis carried out by GSMA Intelligence, commissioned by the GSMA Mobile Money programme.

Digitalising Innovative Finance: Emerging instruments for early-stage innovators in low- and middle-income countries

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Tuesday 17 Oct 2023 | Climate | Digital Utilities | Energy | English | Innovation fund and grants | Report | Sanitation | South Asia | Sub-Saharan Africa | Transportation and mobility | Water |

This report takes stock of the role digital technologies are playing in crowding in private sector capital through innovative financing mechanisms to social enterprises in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

M4H Innovation Fund lessons and outcomes: EarthSpark International

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Thursday 12 Oct 2023 | Case study | Disaster response | Energy | Haiti | Latin America & the Caribbean | Mobile for Development | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Resource |

The GSMA Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation Fund aims to promote innovation in using mobile technology to address humanitarian challenges. The 

The State of Mobile Internet Connectivity Report 2023

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Wednesday 11 Oct 2023 | Asia and Australia | Connected Society | East Asia and Pacific | English | Europe and Central Asia | Global | Latin America & the Caribbean | Middle East and North Africa | Mobile access and use | Report | Research | Resource | South Asia | State of the industry and trends | Sub-Saharan Africa |

The State of Mobile Internet Connectivity Report 2023 provides the mobile industry and other stakeholders with a comprehensive overview of the trends in global connectivity, as well as insights on key barriers to mobile internet ...

Frontier Tech Video Series Episode 2: African AI for African Challenges – Is it Possible? A perspective from AI Center of Excellence Africa

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Thursday 5 Oct 2023 | Central Insights Unit | Education | English | Frontier Technology | Mobile for Development | Sub-Saharan Africa | Video |

The Central Insights Unit hosts a series of fireside chats with industry experts and practitioners exploring the opportunity to leverage frontier technologies for sustainable development. In this second episode, John Kamara, Founder ...

Webinar: Understanding women micro-entrepreneurs’ use of mobile phones for business

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Wednesday 4 Oct 2023 | Connected Women | Gender | Mobile access and use | Mobile internet for women | Report | Research | South Asia | Sub-Saharan Africa | Webinar |

In low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), female micro-entrepreneurs contribute substantially to household income and well-being, their communities and the national economy. Yet, they face greater barriers than male ...

Digital Inclusion in Humanitarian Settings: Lessons from the GSMA Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation programme

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Thursday 5 Oct 2023 | Digital inclusion for persons with disability | Disaster response | Global | Mobile access and use | Mobile for Development | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Mobile internet for women | Refugee crisis | Refugees and forced migrants | Report | Resource |

Digital inclusion and exclusion are critical considerations in the humanitarian sector to ensure the benefits of digital technology are available to as many people ...

GSMA Mobile for Development Climate Impact Narrative

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Wednesday 4 Oct 2023 | Climate | Global | Mobile for Development | Report | Resource |

Across all of the GSMA Mobile for Development (M4D) programmes we prioritise three key impact areas: gender inclusivity, climate change and, through the GSMA Innovation Fund mechanism, investment in ...

E-Commerce in Africa: Unleashing the opportunity for MSMEs

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Tuesday 17 Oct 2023 | Central Insights Unit | Egypt | English | Ethiopia | Ghana | Kenya | Mobile for Development | Nigeria | Report | Research | Resource | South Africa | Sub-Saharan Africa |

There is significant evidence that e-commerce can help micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) reach wider markets and increase their profitability and resilience. However, in Africa, online retail as a ...

Understanding women micro-entrepreneurs’ use of mobile phones for business

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Tuesday 5 Sep 2023 | Bangladesh | Connected Women | English | Ethiopia | Gender | Ghana | Guatemala | India | Indonesia | Kenya | Mobile access and use | Mobile internet for women | Nigeria | Pakistan | Report | Research | Senegal | South Asia | Sub-Saharan Africa |

Evidence from 10 low- and middle-income countries Empowering women micro-entrepreneurs can have significant economic and social impacts, from increasing incomes to creating jobs to strengthening household resiliency. Yet, ...

Methodology: The Mobile Gender Gap Report 2023

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Wednesday 23 Aug 2023 | Connected Women | Gender | Mobile access and use | Mobile internet for women | Report | Research | Resource |

This document details the methodology behind The Mobile Gender Gap Report 2023. This accompanying methodology report describes the analysis and modelling techniques we used and highlights important methodological changes from previous years.

The State of Mobile Money: Insights from Industry

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Wednesday 16 Aug 2023 | Financial inclusion for women | Mobile access and use | Mobile for Development | Mobile health | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme - filter | Mobile money subject | Video |

Mobile money has experienced tremendous growth over the past two decades, cementing itself as a mainstream financial service. As it continues to grow, demonstrating incredible resilience over the pandemic and beyond, the industry is ...

M4H Innovation Fund lessons and outcomes: OmniVis

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Tuesday 15 Aug 2023 | Bangladesh | Case study | Haiti | Health | Innovation fund and grants | Kenya | Mobile for Development | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Mobile health |

The GSMA Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation Fund aims to promote innovation in using mobile technology to address humanitarian challenges. The 

Financial consumer protection standards and frameworks for digital financial services

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Tuesday 1 Aug 2023 | Mobile for Development | Mobile health | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme - filter | Mobile money subject | Policy and regulation | Regulation | Report | Resource |

This report analyses the relevance of the prominent frameworks and practical approaches for financial consumer protection to inform the development of the GSMA agenda on this subject and contribute to a safer digital financial services ecosystem.

The 2023 SOTIR Regional Cuts: Charting mobile money in Africa and Asia

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Friday 4 Aug 2023 | Building the financial ecosystem | East Asia and Pacific | English | Financial inclusion for women | Mobile for Development | Mobile Money | Mobile money subject | Research | State of the industry and trends | Sub-Saharan Africa |

Mobile money in a post-pandemic world Mobile money has experienced staggering growth over the past two decades, cementing itself as a mainstream financial service. Today, it continues the trend by diversifying and branching ...

Indonesia: Digitising Mangrove Conservation

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Friday 28 Jul 2023 | Biodiversity | Climate | climate resilience | ClimateTech | Ecosystem Accelerator | Employment | Indonesia | Malay | Mobile Innovation Hub | NRM | Private-Public | Resilient technology | Resource | South Asia | Video |

The GSMA Mobile Innovation Hub, GIZ, and Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison (IOH) have partnered to roll out innovative digital solutions to reduce the destruction of mangroves in collaboration with Indonesia's North Kalimantan community.

GSMA Innovation Fund for Assistive Tech: Meet the start-ups

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Tuesday 25 Jul 2023 | Assistive Tech | Connected Society | India | Innovation Fund | Kenya | Mobile for Development | Pakistan | South Asia | Sub-Saharan Africa | Video |

The GSMA Innovation Fund for Assistive Tech was set up to find start-ups, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and social enterprises in Africa and Asia that are driving the digital inclusion of people with disabilities.