The impact of mobile money on monetary and financial stability in Sub-Saharan Africa
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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Friday 29 March, 2019 | Blog | Building the financial ecosystem | English | Mobile Money | Sub-Saharan Africa
An ever-increasing body of research has demonstrated the positive impact of mobile money on individuals, households and businesses. That said, the extent to which mobile money impacts a country’s macroeconomic and financial sector development has not been fully examined. In ...