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Financial Inclusion Week 2022: Reducing the gender gap

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Wednesday 7 Dec 2022 | Financial inclusion for women | Gender | Mobile Money | Video |

Watch this presentation of the GSMA Mobile Money Programme that showcases findings from our research across 10 low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) on mobile money gender gaps.

Mobile Money agents sustainability in a digital era: Findings from Mozambique

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Friday 7 Oct 2022 | Building the financial ecosystem | Mobile for Development | Mobile Money | Mobile money subject | Mozambique | Research | Resource | State of the industry and trends |

Agent are the mobile money industry’s backbone, digitising about USD 700 million per day in 2021. Mobile money agents play an essential role in enabling unbanked and underbanked populations access to financial services, thanks to their ...

Mobile Money Certification: Enabling safer and scalable digital finance ecosystem

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Friday 5 Aug 2022 | Building the financial ecosystem | Global and regional studies | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme - filter | Video |

In this video, we hear directly from MTN Group, GSMA and Alliances Management how the GSMA Mobile Money Certification enables a safer, collaborative and scalable digital finance ecosystem.

Mobile Money Certification: A differentiation strategy in compliance implemented by leading fintechs

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Friday 5 Aug 2022 | Global | Mobile access and use | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme - filter | Video |

In this video, we hear directly from MTN about how the leading fintech uses the GSMA Mobile Money Certification as a differentiation strategy in risk and compliance by going above and beyond the national regulatory requirements.

Mobile Money Certification’s value proposition for the industry

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Friday 5 Aug 2022 | Global | Mobile access and use | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme - filter | Video |

Hear from MTN and the GSMA’s Ashley Olson Onyango about how the GSMA Mobile Money Certification enables a safer, collaborative and scalable digital finance ecosystem.

Mobile Money agents: sustainability in a digital era – Findings from Kenya

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Monday 16 May 2022 | Case studies | Case study | English | Global and regional studies | Kenya | Mobile for Development | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme - filter | Mobile money subject | Presentation | Report | Research | Resource | Sub-Saharan Africa |

There are a variety of challenges that impact agents and their much-needed network in the future, particularly in Sub-Saharan. The GSMA commissioned MicroSave Consulting (MSC) to research cash-in/cash-out (CICO) agent circumstances in Kenya.

Deep Dive: State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money 2022

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Monday 9 May 2022 | English | Mobile for Development | Mobile Money | Mobile money subject | Resource | Video | Webinar |

Over the past ten years, mobile money has expanded from a niche offering, to a global financial service connecting over a billion people to the formal economy, offering diverse services and improving lives and ...

Mobile Money Agents: Sustainability in a digital era – Findings from Côte d’Ivoire

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Friday 25 Mar 2022 | Building the financial ecosystem | Case studies | Cote d'Ivoire | Financial inclusion for farmers | Financial inclusion for women | Global and regional studies | MNOs' operational and strategic issues | Mobile for Development | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme - filter | Mobile money subject | Report | Resource | Sub-Saharan Africa |

Mobile money agents play an essential role in enabling unbanked and underbanked populations access financial services. However, several factors challenge agents and their much-needed network in the future, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Exploring women’s use of mobile money in Ghana

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Monday 21 Mar 2022 | Building the financial ecosystem | Case studies | Digital literacy | English | Financial inclusion for women | Gender | Ghana | Global and regional studies | Mobile for Development | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme - filter | Report | Resource |

The reports looks into the impact of the pandemic on mobile money usage for men and women and the barriers to greater usage, with a specific focus on women entrepreneurs.

Mobile Money and Humanitarian Assistance

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Thursday 10 Mar 2022 | English | Industry assets and standards | Mobile access and use | Mobile for Development | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme - filter | Mobile money subject | Presentation | Report |

Partnerships between humanitarian providers and Mobile Money providers established via open APIs can facilitate cash in emergency situations to those displaced or in need of humanitarian assistance.

Mobile money as a channel for remittances: How open APIs enable fast, low-cost, and secure delivery

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Monday 21 Feb 2022 | Building the financial ecosystem | Case study | English | Global | International remittances | Mobile for Development | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme - filter | Presentation | Research | Resource |

Find out more about how open APIs enable fast, low-cost, and secure delivery in this report.

Mobile money and consumer financial health

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Monday 24 Jan 2022 | Building the financial ecosystem | Case studies | English | Health | MNOs' operational and strategic issues | Mobile access and use | Mobile for Development | Mobile health | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme - filter | Mobile money subject | Policy and regulation | Regulation | Report | Resource |

Gain an insight on what ‘financial health’ means in the digital financial services industry, and how mobile money providers are contributing to robust financial health of their consumers.

Mobile Money Metrics Tool

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Tuesday 21 Dec 2021 | English | Mobile for Development | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme - filter | Mobile money subject | Video |

In 2021, the GSMA Mobile Money team launched the ‘Mobile Money Metrics’ tool. Offering ecosystem players from providers and governments to aid and development organisations information to enable them to make better decisions about how ...

MWC Africa 2021 – Africa’s Fintech revolution: Driving Financial Inclusion Through Mobile Money Diversification

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Tuesday 16 Nov 2021 | Digital Equity | Mobile access and use | Mobile for Development | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme - filter | Mobile money subject | Resource | Sub-Saharan Africa | Video |

This session explores the potential for the expansion of mobile money into new use cases, demonstrating opportunities for customers, businesses, NGOs and governments.

Pivotal role of Mobile Money: Driving inclusion and resilience

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Tuesday 16 Nov 2021 | Building the financial ecosystem | English | Mobile access and use | Mobile for Development | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme - filter | Mobile money subject | Resource | Video |

On Wednesday 3rd of November, the GSMA Mobile Money held a session discussing The Pivotal role of Mobile Money: Driving inclusion and resilience at Financial Inclusion Week – the annual gathering of the global ...

Mobile Money Policy and Regulatory Handbook

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Thursday 21 Oct 2021 | English | Mobile access and use | Mobile for Development | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme - filter | Mobile money subject | Policy and regulation | Regulation | Report | Research | Resource |

Find out how enabling regulatory framework can unlock the full potential of mobile money services helping to drive financial inclusion, reduce economic inequalities and improve employment and economic growth.  

The Mobile Money Regulatory Index

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Tuesday 19 Oct 2021 | Case study | English | Global | Mobile access and use | Mobile for Development | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme - filter | Mobile money subject | Report | Resource |

The mobile money regulatory index is a tool that measures the extent to which a country’s regulations provide an enabling framework for sustainable mobile money services. This tool was developed owing to the dearth of available indices ...

Partnership models for mobile-enabled insurance

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Friday 15 Oct 2021 | English | Mobile for Development | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme - filter | Mobile money subject | Report | Resource |

Gain an insight on mobile-enabled insurance and learn about the many benefits of mobile money and insurance provider partnerships.

Mobile Money API Industry Report: The challenges of seamless integration

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Thursday 14 Oct 2021 | Building the financial ecosystem | English | Global | Global and regional studies | Industry assets and standards | MNOs' operational and strategic issues | Mobile for Development | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme - filter | Report | Resource |

Learn about commercial models, integration challenges and ways in which Open API strategies for seamless partner integrations can be improved.

MWC Africa 2021 – Enabling Services with Mobile Money: Emerging Innovations in Africa

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Wednesday 29 Sep 2021 | English | Mobile for Development | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme - filter | Mobile money subject | Video |

This session highlighted examples of emerging innovations that leverage mobile money for financial inclusion, exploring the role of mobile money providers and other ecosystem actors in the journey from innovation to scale.