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Beyond one billion: Exploring the state of mobile money in Africa

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Wednesday 14 Oct 2020 | Building the financial ecosystem | English | Financial inclusion for women | Gender | Interoperability | Mobile Money | Policy and regulation | Research | Resource | State of the industry and trends | Webinar |

As part of Financial Inclusion Week, we hosted a webinar to deep dive into Africa’s core mobile money trends over the past year. Watch now to hear the team behind the State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money 2019 uncover the key findings.

Mobile money in the time of a crisis: Interview with the World Food Programme

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Wednesday 14 Oct 2020 | Building the financial ecosystem | English | Global | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Mobile Money | Resource | Video |

As part of the Mobile Money Leadership Forum at GSMA Thrive Africa, we asked Enrica Porcari, Chief Information Officer at the World Food Programme, for her perspectives on the unique role of mobile money in humanitarian contexts during a crisis.

Mobile money in the time of a crisis: Interviews with Orange Money Senegal and Irembo

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Wednesday 14 Oct 2020 | Building the financial ecosystem | English | Mobile Money | Resource | Rwanda | Senegal | Sub-Saharan Africa | Video |

As part of the Mobile Money Leadership Forum at GSMA Thrive Africa, we spoke to Ramatoulaye A. Diallo, CEO of Orange Mobile Financial Services Senegal and Faith Keza, CEO of Irembo, about the unique role of mobile money during the COVID-19 crisis.

Interviews with MTN Group, KaiOs, GoPay and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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Tuesday 13 Oct 2020 | Building the financial ecosystem | English | Global | Mobile Money | Resource | Thrive Africa Shorts | Video |

Interviews with MTN Group, KaiOs, GoPay and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on the transformative potential of technological innovation, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Digitalising person-to-government payments

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Thursday 1 Oct 2020 | Building the financial ecosystem | English | Global | Mobile for Development | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme - filter | Policy and regulation | Report | Research | Resource |

Mobile technology plays a key role in the digital transformation of governments, enabling efficient delivery of government services and improved access for citizens and businesses. Digitalisation makes government services and payments ...

Exploring the state of mobile money in Africa

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Tuesday 29 Sep 2020 | Building the financial ecosystem | Interoperability | Mobile Money | Resource | State of the industry and trends | Video |

A regional Africa-cut of the State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money 2019, showcasing the highlights from the mobile money industry across Africa.

Webinar on demand:
Beyond one billion: Exploring Asia’s mobile money landscape

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Thursday 10 Sep 2020 | Building the financial ecosystem | East Asia and Pacific | Mobile Money | Research | South Asia | State of the industry and trends | Webinar |

Hear from the team behind the State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money 2019 to uncover the key findings of Asia’s mobile money landscape.

Videocast: The many paths to mobile money interoperability: Selecting the right model for your market

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Thursday 6 Aug 2020 | Building the financial ecosystem | Global | Interoperability | Mobile for Development | Mobile Money | Research | Resource | Video |

A short videocast exploring the key findings and insights from the report 'There are many paths to mobile money interoperability: Selecting the right model for your market.'

QR Code Merchant Payments. A growth opportunity for mobile money providers

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Thursday 1 Oct 2020 | Interoperability | Middle East and North Africa | Mobile access and use | Mobile for Development | Mobile Money | Programme | Report | Resource Type | Sub-Saharan Africa | Type |

QR code payments are enjoying significant but fragmented global growth, often competing with long-established payment methods, such as card payments. This report looks at some of the most successful schemes around the world and why they are successful.

Why is there a need for the GSMA Mobile Money API Specification? A comparison with other industry standards

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Thursday 30 Jul 2020 | Building the financial ecosystem | English | Industry assets and standards | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme - filter |

This paper examines the different approaches mobile money providers could potentially use to deliver open APIs, and outlines the findings of analysis undertaken on the scope of the existing API standards and APIs, and how they compare with the GSMA API.

The GSMA Mobile Money API: Building seamless integrations

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Friday 24 Jul 2020 | Building the financial ecosystem | English | Mobile for Development | Mobile Money | Resource | Video |

Hear from Bart-Jan Pors, Director of Inclusive Financial Technology, with the latest updates on the GSMA Mobile Money API, from the many benefits it brings, to our state-of-the-art developer tools, to how you ...

Mobile Money: Driving formalisation and building the resilience of MSMEs

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Thursday 25 Jun 2020 | Building the financial ecosystem | English | Global | Global and regional studies | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme - filter | Report | Resource |

Explore how mobile money can help informal MSMEs access financial services and overcome some of the barriers to entering the formal economy and, in turn, boost productivity, job creation and economic growth.

The causes and consequences of mobile money taxation: An examination of mobile money transaction taxes in sub-Saharan Africa

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Thursday 18 Jun 2020 | Building the financial ecosystem | English | Global and regional studies | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme - filter | Policy and regulation | Report | Research | Resource | Sub-Saharan Africa |

A fresh look at the subject of mobile money taxation in sub-Saharan Africa, through the lens of taxation and development. We look at what the motivating forces are for these taxes and identify some of the unintended consequences.

Tracking the journey towards mobile money interoperability: Emerging evidence from six markets: Tanzania, Pakistan, Madagascar, Ghana, Jordan and Uganda

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Friday 12 Jun 2020 | Building the financial ecosystem | Case studies | Case study | English | Global | Global and regional studies | Interoperability | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme - filter | Report | Research | Resource |

This report features the interoperability journeys and lessons of six countries: Tanzania, Pakistan, Madagascar, Ghana, Jordan and Uganda.

Webinar on demand: Beyond one billion: Exploring the state of the mobile money industry

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Friday 12 Jun 2020 | Building the financial ecosystem | English | Global | Interoperability | Mobile Money | Policy and regulation | Research | Resource | State of the industry and trends | Webinar |

Hear from the author of the State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money 2019 and understand the key trends and insights beyond the data.

Many paths to mobile money interoperability: Selecting the right technical model for your market

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Friday 12 Jun 2020 | Building the financial ecosystem | English | Global | Global and regional studies | Interoperability | MNOs' operational and strategic issues | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme - filter | Report | Resource |

This report presents four technical models for interoperability in mobile money markets and includes a framework for selecting the right one.

(Videocast) Mobile money API industry report: Towards seamless integrations

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Tuesday 2 Jun 2020 | Building the financial ecosystem | English | Global | Industry assets and standards | Mobile for Development | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme - filter | Research | Resource | Video |

The seamless integration of third-parties with mobile money platforms is a key catalyst to achieving wider access to critical products by the underserved. Third-parties’ ability to integrate with mobile money platforms is also a first ...

Mobile money recommendations to central banks in response to COVID-19

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Monday 27 Apr 2020 | Bangladesh | Building the financial ecosystem | Cameroon | Democratic Republic of Congo | Disaster response | Egypt | English | Ghana | Global | Guidelines | Indonesia | Kenya | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme - filter | Nigeria | Pakistan | Policy and regulation | Regulation | Resource | Senegal | Uganda | Zambia |

Examines the impacts of COVID-19 on mobile money business and provides broad recommendations that could be taken to ensure business continuity and sustainability.

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

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Monday 20 Apr 2020 | Digital Utilities | Energy | English | Innovation fund and grants | Mobile access and use | Mobile Money | partnership-hub | Private-MNO | Report | Sub-Saharan Africa |

We are pleased to announce the publication of the GSMA Instant Payment Notification (IPN) Hub case study where we explore its impact and our insights since it was piloted in Rwanda in December 2016 until its ongoing transition to the industry.

Mitigating common fraud risks: Best practices for the mobile money industry

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Friday 3 Apr 2020 | Building the financial ecosystem | English | Global | MNOs' operational and strategic issues | Mobile access and use | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme - filter | Report | Resource |

As mobile money ecosystems evolve, new fraud risks have surfaced. This paper looks at fraud typologies that significantly impact mobile money users and recommends approaches that can be used to mitigate the risks.