Key focus areas

Key focus areas

As one of our key focus areas, the GSMA Mobile Money programme will work closely with regulators, payments industry players and other key stakeholders to create an enabling environment for international remittances via mobile money to flourish and scale. In turn, this is supporting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Below you’ll find key resources related to our initiative.

Cross-border mobile money initiatives


Related resources

Sending and receiving remittances with mobile money: Customer benefits and the potential to drive down cost
Date published: June 16, 2016

GSMA Mobile Money Infographic: International Remittances via Mobile Money – Changing Lives and Livelihoods
Date published: June 2016

Join us at the Mobile Money Leadership Forum on Thursday, 28 July 2016
Date published: June 7, 2016

2015 State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money
Date published: February 2016

Mobile money crosses borders: New remittance models in West Africa
Date published: March 2015

The evolution of cross-border transfers: new infrastructure for MNO’s to increase remittance volume
Date published: September 4, 2014

The rise of mobile wallet-to-wallet cross-border remittance services: what’s the opportunity?
Date published: May 22, 2014

Mobile money and virtual currencies for cross border remittances: opportunity or risk?
Date published: December 12, 2013

Innovations and new business models for international remittances – From MMU Seminar at GSMA 2013 NFC & Mobile Money Summit
Date published: November 7, 2013

External resources

Migration and Remittances Data
World Bank

Remittances, Migration, and Diaspora Issues
World Bank

The hidden force in global economics: sending money home
TED Talks