The impact of mobile money on monetary and financial stability in Sub-Saharan Africa

Friday 29 Mar 2019 | Digital Inclusion | Ecosystem payments | English | Financial services products | Global and regional studies | Mobile Money | Mobile Money Programme | Policy and regulation | Regulation | Report | Research | Resource | Sub-Saharan Africa |

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The extent to which mobile money impacts a country’s macroeconomic and financial sector development has not been fully examined.

To address this evidence gap, and provide responses to those concerns, GSMA Mobile Money and GSMA Intelligence have undertaken a study to assess the impact of mobile money on monetary and financial stability across several countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, something which – to our knowledge – has not been done previously. To achieve this, we looked at trends in a number of monetary and financial outcomes, both in countries where mobile money adoption is widespread and where uptake has been limited.

Given the broad scope of countries covered in the study, these findings can help to inform policy discussions and support dialogue between regulators, mobile money providers and other financial service providers on reforms that can promote growth in the financial sector.

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The impact of mobile money on financial sector development

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