Practical Insights on Remittances

New GSMA Report: Mobile Financial Services for the Unbanked

New GSMA Report: Mobile Financial Services for the Unbanked

Published on: Mar 06 2015 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on New GSMA Report: Mobile Financial Services for the Unbanked
Today, the GSMA Mobile Money for the Unbanked (MMU) programme releases its 2014 State of the Industry Report on mobile financial services. Published annually, the...
How Was mBanking Successfully Embraced in Bangladesh?

How Was mBanking Successfully Embraced in Bangladesh?

Published on: Feb 20 2015 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How Was mBanking Successfully Embraced in Bangladesh?
Bringing mBanking to Bangladesh has had many bumps along the road. Before introducing mBanking to Bangladesh, 87% of the population didn’t have a bank account...
7 Considerations for Mobile Money Cash Grants to Change Development

7 Considerations for Mobile Money Cash Grants to Change Development

Published on: Dec 02 2013 by Maria Andersen - 1 Comment
Let us start with the classic (borderline cliché) development proverb: if you give a man a fish, he eats for a day, but if he is taught how to fish, he will...
How Mobile Money Improves Development Outcomes for the Unbanked

How Mobile Money Improves Development Outcomes for the Unbanked

Published on: Jun 03 2013 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on How Mobile Money Improves Development Outcomes for the Unbanked
At the recent London Technology Salon, we debated “How Mobile Money Can Improve Development Outcomes for the Unbanked?” with 30 thought leaders in...
How Technology Can Support Migratory Children and Youth

How Technology Can Support Migratory Children and Youth

Published on: Nov 28 2012 by Linda Raftree - Comments Off on How Technology Can Support Migratory Children and Youth
The November 14, 2012, Technology Salon NYC focused on ways that ICTs can support work with children who migrate. Our lead discussants were: Sarah Engebretsen and...
Careful in your love of M-PESA and mobile payments to solve every development problem

Careful in your love of M-PESA and mobile payments to solve every development problem

Published on: Jun 22 2012 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Do you sometimes feel that every international development organization is in love with mobile money today? That transferring currency equivalents via mobile phones...
USAID Lessons Learned in Using Mobile Money to Enhance Agriculture Development

USAID Lessons Learned in Using Mobile Money to Enhance Agriculture Development

Published on: Mar 18 2011 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on USAID Lessons Learned in Using Mobile Money to Enhance Agriculture Development
Where agriculture development projects find access to financial services a key constraint to success, m-money and m-banking services are potentially important tools...