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Mobile Policy Handbook 2014

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Saturday 18 Jan 2020 |

The Mobile Policy Handbook 2014:  An Insider’s Guide to the Issues - is an updated window into industry perspectives, a signpost to regulatory best practice and a portal to more information.

MECS at World Water Week 2014: Mobile and Information Technology for Water and Energy Services

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Saturday 18 Jan 2020 |

The record number of attendees at World Water Week, and this year’s focus on water and energy, was a great opportunity for the MECS programme’s World Water Week debut. MECS co-hosted the seminar, “Bridging ...

What do Tanzanian farmers want from Agri-VAS?

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Saturday 18 Jan 2020 |

In March 2014, two M4D researchers went to a village in the Bagamoyo district of Tanzania. We wanted to find out what Tanzanian farmers want from Agri-VAS using techniques from human-centred design. This would require two translators, ...

The Next Frontier: Digital Health for Scaled Impact

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Saturday 18 Jan 2020 |

The potential of mobile and ICT to support behaviour change, supply chain, health financing, health worker enablement and other critical services has been well documented but we have yet to see significant scale and integration into ...

Innovations in Mobile Technology for Disaster Response; Part I

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Saturday 18 Jan 2020 |

The use of technology to improve humanitarian action and make disaster preparedness and response more efficient has been increasing in the past number of years. A large number of mobile operators have been leading this trend and have ...

The role of mobile in enabling energy & water access for “under-grid” areas of Kenya

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Saturday 18 Jan 2020 |

Visualizing the proportion of households and businesses that are “under grid” in one of 150 Kenyan "transformer communities" mapped by the UC Berkeley study. In the map, the white circle labelled “T” identifies the REA transformer. ...

GSMA Country Feasibility Report: South Africa 2014

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Saturday 18 Jan 2020 |

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Solar transforms Tanzanian village

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Saturday 18 Jan 2020 |

Simon Collings, Director of Learning and Innovation at Global Village Energy Partnership (GVEP) writes about the organisation’s recent trip to Mwanza in Northern Tanzania and how he saw solar energy transforming the ...

Commercial Sustainability in mHealth: Myth or Fact?

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Saturday 18 Jan 2020 |

By Kai-lik Foh The topic of sustainability (particularly attached to the word “commercial”), as a means of driving scale, often crops up in conversations ...

Grant Update: mWomen & mHealth – A Match Made in Nigeria

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Saturday 18 Jan 2020 |

By Priya Bhandari With most of the verticals in Mobile for Development at the GSMA, their names are fairly self -explanatory.

A Symbol of mHealth in Tanzania: Baby Husna

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Saturday 18 Jan 2020 |

By Edele Sheehan The Road to Mbola “How much further is it?” I asked Luca, who was driving us from Mwanza, on the banks of Lake Victoria, to ...

Mobisol Prepaid Energy Brings the World Cup to Rural Rwanda

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Saturday 18 Jan 2020 |

By Guest Blogger Written by Mathias Püschel, Mobisol This World Cup, Rural Rwandans like Josephine Mukamurenzi are watching ...

Understanding the needs and wants of pregnant women and mothers – South Africa

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Saturday 18 Jan 2020 |

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New Discussion Paper on Smartphones & Mobile Money: The Next Generation of Digital Financial Inclusion

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Saturday 18 Jan 2020 |

This blog post is co-written by Mireya Almazán and Elisa Sitbon. Converging trends offer great promise for the next generation of digital financial ...

GSMA Country Feasibility Report: Nigeria 2014

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Saturday 18 Jan 2020 |

The GSMA Mobile for Development mHealth programme connects the mobile and health industries, with the aim of developing commercially sustainable mHealth services that meet public health needs. In June 2012, the GSMA mHealth programme ...

GSMA Country Feasibility Report: Nigeria 2014

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Saturday 18 Jan 2020 |

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Mobile money in C™te dÕIvoire: A turnaround story

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Saturday 18 Jan 2020 |

After a challenging start, mobile money is taking off in Côte d’Ivoire. In June 2013, CelPaid, Moov, MTN, Orange, and Qash Services had together registered close to 5 million mobile money accounts, 35% of which are active. It is ...

Best Practices for Energy Provision in Telecoms: Francophone Africa

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Saturday 18 Jan 2020 |

The mobile industry in Francophone Africa, specifically Senegal and Cameroon, has grown significantly over the years, even reaching a majority of the rural population who otherwise could not have access to telecommunication services. ...

Enabling Mobile Money Policies in the Democratic Republic Of Congo

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Saturday 18 Jan 2020 |

In December 2011, the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) central bank released a new regulatory framework on electronic money (e-money): Directive #24. This was a landmark development in the Banque Centrale du Congo’s (BCC) financial ...

The Synergies Between Mobile, Energy and Water Access: Africa

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Saturday 18 Jan 2020 |

From growth to maturity, African mobile markets have an increasing impact on economies and populations. In 2013, more than one in three Africans had at least 1 mobile subscription1and GSM coverage was estimated to reach 76% of the ...

Tigo Baseline Report Executive Summary

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Saturday 18 Jan 2020 |

Tigo Kilimo is a value-added agricultural information service (Agri VAS) for famers in Tanzania. Mobile network operator, Tigo, developed and rolled out the service in partnership with TechnoServe, a non-profit with focus on helping ...

Enabling Mobile Money Policies in Tanzania

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Saturday 18 Jan 2020 |

Tanzania has witnessed unprecedented uptake of mobile financial services (MFS) in the span of five years. After a humble beginning, when less than 1% of the adult population had access to mobile financial services in 2008, 90% had ...

GSMA MMU Infographic: Mobile Money in Tanzania

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Saturday 18 Jan 2020 |

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mWomen Snapshot: Etisalat in Togo and Benin

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Saturday 18 Jan 2020 |

This document illustrates how mobile operators aim to reach rural women in emerging markets through innovative business models. This snapshot illustrates one such model, the “Weena” program, developed by Etisalat Group and launched by ...

Insights: Tigo in Tanzania – Qualitative Research as a Way to Gain In-depth Consumer Understanding of Base of the Pyramid Women

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Saturday 18 Jan 2020 |

Designing offerings to reach women at the base of the pyramid requires a deep understanding of their wants and needs. Qualitative research, which includes methods such as conducting face-to-face interviews, focus group discussions and ...

Entertainment: the missing M4D value-added service

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Saturday 18 Jan 2020 |

Is a greater focus on entertainment the key to still-elusive scale in M4D? I’ve been asking myself that question ever since a recent trip to visit with our 

Digital Entrepreneurship in Kenya 2014

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Saturday 18 Jan 2020 |

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Mobile money in C™te dÕIvoire: A turnaround story

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Saturday 18 Jan 2020 |

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Best Practice Operations Guide – West Africa

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Saturday 18 Jan 2020 |

The mobile telecommunications infrastructure in Africa has grown beyond the reach of other supporting infrastructure including power and roads. The limited reach of power infrastructure and poor accessibility to widely dispersed ...

GSMA Mobile Economy Sub-Saharan Africa Report 2013

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Saturday 18 Jan 2020 |

Download: The full report

South Africa mHealth Feasibility Report

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Saturday 18 Jan 2020 |

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South Africa mHealth Feasibility Report

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Saturday 18 Jan 2020 |

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Mobile Identity: A Regulatory Overview

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Saturday 18 Jan 2020 |

This paper provides an overview of the regulatory background and key policy issues associated with digital and mobile identity services. Its objective is to inform and stimulate discussion on the key policy principles required for the ...

Mobile Identity: A Point of View Paper from the GSMA

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Saturday 18 Jan 2020 |

This short point of view paper considers the emergence of Mobile Identity services, in all their guises, and examines both the opportunity and accordant challenges that Mobile Network Operators are likely to face as they proceed.

Mobile Birth Registration in Sub-Saharan Africa: A case study of Orange Senegal and Uganda Telecom solutions

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Saturday 18 Jan 2020 |

In effectively all countries in the world, proof of identity is an essential prerequisite for gaining access to basic services, and to exercising fundamental human rights. Without a birth certificate, for example, a child may not be ...

GSMA Toolkit: Mandatory SIM Registration

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Wednesday 2 Jan 2013 |

The importance of customer identity verification is an issue closely linked with the registration of prepaid SIM cards – which is now mandatory in a number of countries. The availability and quality of a country’s citizen identity ...

Mobile Birth Registration in Sub-Saharan Africa: A case study of Orange Senegal and Uganda Telecom solutions

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Tuesday 2 Jul 2013 |

In effectively all countries in the world, proof of identity is an essential prerequisite for gaining access to basic services, and to exercising fundamental human rights. Without a birth certificate, for ...

South Africa mHealth Landscape

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Saturday 18 Jan 2020 |

View: South Africa mHealth Landscape pdf

Sizing the Potential for Green Telecoms in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda

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Saturday 18 Jan 2020 |

The Green Power for Mobile Market Analysis report for East Africa aims to provide market insights and potential for green power for telecoms in the three focus countries including Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. View:

International roaming explained – Africa

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Saturday 18 Jan 2020 |

Africa continues to be the fastest growing mobile market in the world. Roaming services, however, are still emerging. Countries within the region are in different stages of economic development, with ...

Pan African mHealth Initiative

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Saturday 18 Jan 2020 |

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