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Triggering mobile internet use among men and women in South Asia

November 17, 2017 | Connected Society | Connected Women | South Asia | Bangladesh | India | Pakistan | Sri Lanka | GSMA

Adoption and use of mobile internet is far from universal or equitable, with women, those with less education, rural residents, and the poor accounting for a disproportionate number of non-users. This GSMA Connected Women and GSMA Connected Society report is … Read more

Mapping the mobile money gender gap: insights from Cote d’Ivoire and Mali

July 26, 2017 | Connected Women | Mobile Money | Sub-Saharan Africa | Cote d'Ivoire | Mali | GSMA

Despite significant growth in mobile money over the last decade, there are still wide gender gaps in mobile money account ownership and usage. There is valuable data on the gender gap in mobile financial services, but to better target and … Read more

Accelerating affordable smartphone ownership in emerging markets

July 3, 2017 | Connected Society | Connected Women | Global | GSMA

This is a research study into the smartphone ecosystem landscape and business models that drive affordable smartphone access. It is directed at actors interested in enhancing consumers’ smartphone ownership in emerging markets. Offering new ideas and recommendations, it aims to … Read more

Using your data to drive growth in women’s use of mobile money services

December 21, 2016 | Connected Women | Global | Global | GSMA

Mobile financial services have proven to be a game changer for financial inclusion. However, women are consistently less likely than men to access these services. This is a loss to women, many of whom have yet to reap the benefits … Read more

Mobile phones, internet, and gender in Myanmar

February 26, 2016 | Connected Women | South Asia | Myanmar | Connected Women

This report on Myanmar explores the reasons for the gender gap in mobile ownership and low internet use, and recommends actions for stakeholders to overcome these barriers. It is the outcome of a research collaboration between GSMA Connected Women and … Read more

Women and Mobile Money – Insights from Kenya

December 3, 2015 | Connected Women | Sub-Saharan Africa | Kenya | Connected Women

Mobile money is widely cited as the game-changer for financial inclusion and the growth driver for the African mobile industry. However, recent studies have shown that across Africa women are consistently less likely than men to use mobile financial services. … Read more

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