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GSMA end-user research: Our top 5 lessons about digital identity

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Friday 2 Aug 2019 |

Our research over the last few years has been conducted across eight countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia: Tanzania, Rwanda, Nigeria, Ghana, Cote D’Ivoire, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.

Webinar on Demand: Exploring the GSMA Coverage Maps Platform

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Wednesday 24 Jul 2019 |

The GSMA Coverage Maps Platform contains 8 country maps, each including a set of tools to explore the availability of mobile network coverage for every population settlement in that country, from large cities to small rural villages or farms.

Closing the Coverage Gap: How Innovation Can Drive Rural Connectivity

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Wednesday 17 Jul 2019 |

The mobile industry has made phenomenal progress in providing mobile broadband connectivity to billions of people. Despite this progress, more than 750 million people around the world do not have mobile broadband.

The State of Mobile Internet Connectivity Report 2019

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Tuesday 16 Jul 2019 |

This report accompanies the 4th annual update of the Mobile Connectivity Index – a tool that measures the performance of 165 countries against key enablers of mobile internet adoption: infrastructure; affordability; consumer readiness; content & services.

The Mobile Economy Sub-Saharan Africa 2019

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Tuesday 16 Jul 2019 |

Sub-Saharan Africa will remain the fastest growing region, with a CAGR of 4.6% and an additional 167 million subscribers over the period to 2025. This will take the total subscriber base to just over 600 million, representing around half the population.

5G in Sub-Saharan Africa: laying the foundations

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Tuesday 16 Jul 2019 |

As digital trends in Sub-Saharan Africa point to growing demand for enhanced connectivity, what role will 5G play in the future connectivity landscape?

The Digital Lives of Refugees

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Tuesday 16 Jul 2019 |

The research identifies key trends and insights from Bidi Bidi settlement (Uganda), Kiziba camp (Rwanda) and urban settings in Jordan.

Economic Identities for Small Business Owners: Insights from Nigeria

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Wednesday 10 Jul 2019 |

Recent end-user research conducted by the GSMA DI programme highlighted that informal business owners in Nigeria – many of which are women – often struggle to demonstrate their personal and business credentials to service providers and customers.

The Mobile Gender Gap: Africa

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Tuesday 9 Jul 2019 |

Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has one of the widest mobile gender gaps of any region. Addressing these gender gaps in Africa is important in order to deliver the significant benefits of mobile and the internet to women, their families, communities and the econo

AgriTech Webinar: Innovation Fund for Digitisation of Agricultural Value Chains

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Thursday 4 Jul 2019 |

Watch the latest knowledge-sharing webinar from the GSMA AgriTech programme.

Improving financial inclusion through data for smallholder farmers in Kenya

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Thursday 27 Jun 2019 |

This report looks at the rise of digital agriculture tools in Kenya and the use of digital farm and farmer data generated by these tools to facilitate financial inclusion.

The role of privacy frameworks in building trust for digital identity services

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Monday 17 Jun 2019 |

Understanding end-user attitudes towards mobile services linked to their digital identity

Telesom ZAAD: Pushing the mobile money CVA frontier

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Monday 3 Jun 2019 |

This case study reveals the promise of mobile money-enabled cash and voucher assistance (CVA) programmes in Somaliland. It documents the innovative steps that ZAAD and humanitarian organisations have already taken to meet the needs of ...

Mobile Gender Gap Report 2019 Methodology

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Friday 31 May 2019 |

The Mobile Gender Gap Report 2019 is part of an annual series ...

E-commerce in agriculture: new business models for smallholders’ inclusion into the formal economy

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Wednesday 29 May 2019 |

Selling produce through online channels enables farmers to bypass intermediaries, leading to improved income for the farmers, reduced wastage and fresher produce for customers. These benefits are particularly important in developing ...

Digital identity opportunities for women: Insights from Nigeria, Bangladesh and Rwanda

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Wednesday 29 May 2019 |

Drawing on in-country qualitative research, this study explores the specific incentives, challenges, preferences and benefits that women and girls will encounter, compared to men, when engaging with digital identity systems or ...

Understanding Capture and Validate KYC Processes: Global Experiences, Challenges and Learnings

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Wednesday 29 May 2019 |

Fundamentally, Capture and Validate systems are dependent on the availability of a verifiable identity scheme (a digital government registry holding the identity data of its citizens), and the ability of individuals to access the ...

Ecosystem Accelerator Compass: Insights on Start-Ups and Mobile in Emerging Markets, Issue 5

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Thursday 16 May 2019 |

We’d like to introduce our updated quarterly publication — the Ecosystem Accelerator Compass. It is a fresh take on our existing Start-ups and Mobile in Emerging Markets series.

GSMA Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation Podcast Series – Episode 1: Gender & Inclusivity

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Monday 13 May 2019 |

Tune in to hear the Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation programme discuss key issues with mobile network operators and humanitarian partners in this new podcast series.

Webinar Recording: Understanding the Mobile Gender Gap in 2019

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Thursday 9 May 2019 |

In low- and middle-income countries, women are still 10% less likely than men to own a mobile phone and 23% less likely to use mobile internet. The GSMA's Connected Women team hosted a webinar to share the key findings and recommendations from their report