Practical Insights on Mobile Money

The Massive Myanmar Opportunity for Digital Financial Services

The Massive Myanmar Opportunity for Digital Financial Services

Published on: May 22 2017 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on The Massive Myanmar Opportunity for Digital Financial Services
Myanmar is experiencing one of the world’s fastest adoption of mobile phones. Three years ago, less than 10% of the population had access to ma mobile phone....
Reducing Risk and Increasing Agricultural Loans with Mobile Money in Ghana

Reducing Risk and Increasing Agricultural Loans with Mobile Money in Ghana

Published on: Apr 17 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Reducing Risk and Increasing Agricultural Loans with Mobile Money in Ghana
Like in many developing countries, agriculture is the mainstay of the Ghanaian economy. 62 percent of Ghanaians are employed in the sector, says Doris Amponsaa...
Now Scientific Fact: Mobile Money Can Lift Women Out of Poverty

Now Scientific Fact: Mobile Money Can Lift Women Out of Poverty

Published on: Mar 23 2017 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
  For nearly four years, we have been sharing information about the various ways that gender and mobile intertwine in our Gender and Mobile newsletter. In our...
The Potential for Mobile Money to Improve Government Salary Payments in Liberia

The Potential for Mobile Money to Improve Government Salary Payments in Liberia

Published on: Jan 30 2017 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
Meet Kou, a health worker in rural Nimba County, Liberia. During the Ebola crisis, Kou took action to combat the disease, going door-to-door in her community to...
How Liberia Can Save Over $5 Million with Mobile Money Salary Payments

How Liberia Can Save Over $5 Million with Mobile Money Salary Payments

Published on: Sep 12 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How Liberia Can Save Over $5 Million with Mobile Money Salary Payments
Liberia is a cash-based economy, and ATMs are few and far in between, restricted mainly to Monrovia hotels frequented by expats. In fact, as of 2014, some 60% of...
Getting Principled on Digital Financial Services for Development

Getting Principled on Digital Financial Services for Development

Published on: Apr 15 2016 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Digital financial services (DFS) have emerged as complex and yet powerful tool for supporting economic development. Technology-enabled financial services comprise...
The Surprising Reality of Mobile Money Around the World

The Surprising Reality of Mobile Money Around the World

Published on: Feb 24 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on The Surprising Reality of Mobile Money Around the World
Mobile money has done more to extend the reach of financial services in the last decade than traditional “bricks and mortar” banking has in the last century. This...
The Rise of Mobile Money Services in Somaliland

The Rise of Mobile Money Services in Somaliland

Published on: Jan 29 2016 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
In 2009, Somaliland’s biggest mobile network operator, Telesom, launched their mobile payment service “ZAAD”, and today more than 10% of the 3.8 million inhabitants...
Digitizing Payments One Cabinet at a Time

Digitizing Payments One Cabinet at a Time

Published on: Oct 16 2015 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
Recently, the Liberian Cabinet approved the use of mobile money to pay teachers in rural areas. This is a huge step in the right direction for Liberia. But why...
New USAID Handbook: How to Implement Electronic Payments in Development Programs

New USAID Handbook: How to Implement Electronic Payments in Development Programs

Published on: Jun 03 2015 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on New USAID Handbook: How to Implement Electronic Payments in Development Programs
Have you read the USAID Procurement Executive Bulletin NO. 2014-06 that promotes the use of electronic payments at the procurement/assistance planning and award...