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Demystifying regulatory concerns for the use of cloud services in mobile money

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Tuesday 31 Mar 2020 | Mobile for Development | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme - filter | Policy and regulation | Regulation | Report |

Cloud services offer a number of benefits to organisations such as economies of scale, flexibility, operational efficiencies and cost-effectiveness. Globally, players in the financial services industry are now adapting their business ...

Mobile money API industry report: Towards seamless integrations

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Thursday 26 Mar 2020 | Building the financial ecosystem | English | Global | Industry assets and standards | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme - filter | Report | Research | Resource |

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 Regulatory Index 2019

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Wednesday 25 Mar 2020 | Infographic | Latin America & the Caribbean | Mobile for Development | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme - filter | Policy and regulation | Regulation | Report | Research | Resource | South Asia | State of the industry and trends | Sub-Saharan Africa |

The Mobile Money Regulatory Index assesses the extent to which countries’ regulatory frameworks enable widespread mobile money adoption and usage. This report accompanies the first update of the GSMA Mobile Mobiley Regulatory Index tool.

State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money 2019

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Wednesday 25 Mar 2020 | Accelerating Digital and Financial Inclusion | AgriTech | Asia and Australia | Building the financial ecosystem | Case study | Connected Women | Digital Utilities | East Asia and Pacific | Energy | English | Europe and Central Asia | Financial inclusion for women | French | Gender | Global | Global and regional studies | Infographic | Interoperability | Latin America & the Caribbean | Middle East and North Africa | Mobile for Development | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme - filter | Policy and regulation | Regulation | Report | Research | Resource | South Asia | Spanish | State of the industry and trends | Sub-Saharan Africa | Video |

This year’s report examines what one billion registered accounts signify for the mobile money industry, mobile money users and the future of the mobile money ecosystem; moving us a step closer to a digital future for all.

Mobile Money Live Learning in Indonesia

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Monday 23 Mar 2020 | Building the financial ecosystem | East Asia and Pacific | English | Indonesia | Mobile Money | Resource | Video |

We brought together leaders from Africa and Asia to learn from Indonesia's digital platforms. See what we got up to and hear from industry stakeholders on what they learned on the trip when meeting with leading platform ...

How to join the GSMA Inclusive Tech Lab

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Monday 2 Mar 2020 | Building the financial ecosystem | English | Global | Mobile for Development | Mobile Money | Resource | Video |

Do you have a brilliant idea that could transform the lives of millions of people in developing countries? Apply to the GSMA Inclusive Tech Lab in five simple steps.

Mobile for Development brochure 2020

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Wednesday 4 Mar 2020 | AgriTech | Assistive Tech | Connected Society | Connected Women | Digital Identity | Digital Utilities | Ecosystem Accelerator | Global | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Mobile Money | Resource |

GSMA Mobile for Development has recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary. Ten years in which we have grown from a simple but powerful idea to a global team of 130 and a portfolio of projects that have now impacted ...

Social commerce in emerging markets: Understanding the landscapes and opportunities for mobile money

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Tuesday 17 Dec 2019 | Building the financial ecosystem | Case studies | Case study | English | Global | MNOs' operational and strategic issues | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme - filter | Report | Resource |

Insights on the topic of social commerce and the role that mobile money providers can play in this space. Accompanied by a set of slides, which includes a detailed landscape of leading social commerce players that are most relevant to the industry.

2019 #FinclusionWeek with Mats Granryd: In 60 seconds, how does mobile money contribute to the SDGs?

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Friday 1 Nov 2019 | Building the financial ecosystem | English | Global | Mobile Money | Resource | Video |

In 2016, mobile became the first sector to commit to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Hear from GSMA’s Director General, Mats Granryd, on how mobile money is impacting the goals while solving some of the world’s greatest development challenges.

2019 #FinclusionWeek with Max Cuvellier: How does mobile money contribute to the SDGs?

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Friday 1 Nov 2019 | English | Global | Mobile Money | Resource | Video |

Max Cuvellier, Head of M4D Utilities and Ecosystem Accelerator and Ecosystem Accelerator at the GSMA, shares how penetration of mobile money is enabling start-ups to build digital solutions to address local challenges and contributing to the SDGs.

2019 #FinclusionWeek with Ruan Swanepoel: How does mobile money contribute to the SDGs?

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Friday 1 Nov 2019 | Building the financial ecosystem | English | Global | Mobile Money | Resource | Video |

In 60 seconds, Ruan Swanepoel, Head of Mobile Money at the GSMA, tells us how the ‘payments as a platform’ approach is contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and is impacting the lives of hundreds of millions of people.

2019 #FinclusionWeek with Yiannis Theodorou: How is mobile money contributing to the SDGs?

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Friday 1 Nov 2019 | Building the financial ecosystem | Digital Identity | English | Global | Mobile Money | Resource | Video |

One billion individuals are unable to prove who they are due to a lack of official ID documentation. In 60 seconds, Yiannis Theodorou, Acting Head of Digital Identity at the GSMA, tells us how mobile is working to overcome this problem.

2019 #FinclusionWeek with Claire Sibthorpe: How does mobile money contribute to the SDGs?

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Friday 1 Nov 2019 | Building the financial ecosystem | Connected Women | English | Financial inclusion for women | Gender | Global | Mobile Money | Resource | Video |

In 60 seconds, hear from Claire Sibthorpe, Head of Connected Women and Connected Society at the GSMA, about how mobile money is helping to take action and reduce the gender gap in mobile financial services to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals.

2019 #FinclusionWeek with Natalia Pshenichnaya: How does mobile money contribute to the SDGs?

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Friday 1 Nov 2019 | AgriTech | Building the financial ecosystem | English | Global | Mobile Money | Resource | Video |

We spoke to Natalia Pshenichnaya, Head of AgriTech and CleanTech at the GSMA, who told us how mobile money is helping agribusinesses and farmers by increasing transparency in the food value chain and contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

MTN’s GSMA Mobile Money Certification journey

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Monday 14 Oct 2019 | Building the financial ecosystem | English | Mobile Money | Resource | Sub-Saharan Africa | Video |

Hear from representatives at MTN Côte d'Ivoire and MTN Uganda on their GSMA Mobile Money Certification experience so far.

(Webinar) GSMA Inclusive Tech Lab: What is it and how do I collaborate?

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Friday 18 Oct 2019 | Building the financial ecosystem | English | Global | Mobile Money | Resource | Webinar |

This webinar provides an overview of the Lab and the eligibility criteria for applying; the key steps involved in scoping a project, and how you can apply to collaborate with the Lab.

Harnessing the power of mobile money to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

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Thursday 17 Oct 2019 | Building the financial ecosystem | English | Financial inclusion for women | Gender | Global | Interoperability | Mobile health | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme - filter | Policy and regulation | Report | Research | Resource |

This report brings together existing evidence to explore the ways in which mobile money is contributing to the digitisation of finance to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation Podcast – Episode 3: Digital Cash Transfers

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Wednesday 25 Sep 2019 | Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation | Mobile Money | Podcasts | Refugee crisis | Video |

In Episode 3, Maha Khan (Research and Insights Director at GSMA) and Rosa Akbari (Senior Advisor of Technology for Development at Mercy Corps) discuss digital cash transfers in humanitarian settings.

Digital credit for mobile money providers: A guide to addressing the risks associated with digital credit services

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Wednesday 11 Sep 2019 | Building the financial ecosystem | English | Global | MNOs' operational and strategic issues | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme - filter | Policy and regulation | Report | Resource |

The extensive uptake of mobile money in recent years and the subsequent creation of transactional data has spurred access to short-term loans for individuals who had been previously excluded from formal credit markets. By offering ...

Cybersecurity – A governance framework for mobile money providers

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Wednesday 11 Sep 2019 | Building the financial ecosystem | English | Global | Mobile access and use | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme - filter | Policy and regulation | Report | State of the industry and trends |

Cybercrime has become one of the greatest challenges of the digital age. The ubiquity of technology has intensified the risk of cyberattacks, and the rise of innovative and disruptive technologies in the digital economy has heightened ...