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Tracking Mobile Money Regulatory Responses to COVID-19 – Part 2

GSMA

GSMA developed a COVID-19 Response Tracker to monitor mobile money-specific regulatory, policy, government, and provider interventions globally.  In earlier insights from the tracker, GSMA noted that fee waivers, increasing transaction and balance limits, flexible KYC and on-boarding, and social and humanitarian transfers were the most commonly used regulatory measures to fight the immediate impact of

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What it takes to develop and manage a digitally-enabled field force

MercyCorps AFA

Read Mercy Corps’ learnings and insights on how to develop and manage a successful digitally-enabled agricultural field force, an approach that was key to the success of the organization’s six-year AgriFin Accelerate (AFA) program. Through the AFA program, Mercy Corps and partners developed digital platforms to enable smallholder farmers to easily access a bundle of

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How Ghana’s new digital finance policy can drive women’s inclusion

CGAP

One of the goals of Ghana’s new digital financial services (DFS) Policy is to close the gender gap by ensuring that at least 85 percent of women have financial accounts by 2023.   But what should the public and private sector consider while implementing the policy to bring real change for women? The authors suggest five

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MTN MoMo Pay Merchant Payments: Expanding women’s Mobile Money use in Ghana

FIBR

MTN Ghana launched a merchant payment service in January 2017 called MoMo Pay to increase mobile money use in markets and drive financial inclusion. BFA Global designed and coordinated a case study, together with GSMA, to assesses the impact of MoMo Pay on female merchants and customers in Ghana. The study includes key takeaways relevant

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Zambian micro and small enterprises during COVID-19: Wave One Findings

FIBR

A majority of micro and small enterprises in Zambia are reporting less revenue due to the effects of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, a new survey by FSD Zambia and BFA Global shows. Done between June 11 and 17, the rapid online “dipstick” survey sought to find out how Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) have been

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Tracking mobile money regulatory responses to COVID-19

GSMA

GSMA’s COVID-19 Response Tracker that monitors mobile money-specific regulatory policy, government, and provider interventions globally, is now public. The tracker which is updated weekly collates data from 32 countries, spread across Sub-Saharan Africa (17), East Asia & Pacific (7), South Asia (4), Middle East & North Africa (3), and Latin America & Caribbean (1).  Key

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From Cauliflower to Unicorns: Five Lessons from Five Years as a Startup

DFI

Gavin Krugel co-founder and the Chief Executive Officer at Digital Frontiers writes about the institute’s five-year journey, the merger with CGAP’s Gateway Academy and shares five lessons he’s learned from running a social enterprise. Read more here

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The GSMA Inclusive Tech Lab launches an industry-leading Interoperability Test Platform for financial inclusion

GSMA

On July 1, the GSMA Inclusive Tech Lab launched the Interoperability Test Platform, a free and open-source end-to-end test facility for mobile money providers and service providers.  According to GSMA, this is the industry’s first joint test environment combining two key technologies: the GSMA Mobile Money API and Mojaloop, an open source code, developed to

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Financial Consumer Protection: 3 Steps to Better Customer Outcomes

CGAP

In this blog, senior financial sector specialist Antonique Koning reminds financial services providers and regulators of their duty to protect customers especially now during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.  Koning writes that the pandemic has left many people financially distressed, with providers’ actions and inaction making it even more difficult for customers.    People are making uninformed

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Mobile money driving formalisation and building the resilience of MSMEs

GSMA

In recognition of the Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day- June 27- GSMA published a briefing note exploring how mobile money can help informal MSMEs access financial services and overcome some of the barriers to entering the formal economy. The note also discusses the pivotal role mobile money can play in helping MSMEs survive the

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