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28 August 2018
A merchant in rural Uganda transacts in cash
New research shows that digitizing everyday payments as person-to-person transfers can be a sustainable way for providers to reach customers in rural areas.
21 June 2018
Mobile money account ownership tripled in Ghana from 2014 to 2017, making the country one of the fastest growing mobile money markets in Africa. How? Smart regulations played a key role.
22 February 2018
Smallholders in Mozambique receive cash payments from a cotton buyer
Bringing digital finance to the rural poor will require financial services providers to work more creatively with agribusinesses that have extensive experience serving last-mile clients.
13 February 2018
Mother and child drawing water
A pilot in Ghana is showing that the pay-as-you-go solar model can be adapted to change how water is delivered to poor customers.
25 January 2018
FinTech startups in developing markets are leveraging partnerships to reach customers as diverse as women's savings groups, dairy cooperatives and smallholder farmers.
18 January 2018
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FinTech isn't always about rolling out a dazzling new smartphone app. In places where USSD phones are the norm, it means something quite different.
13 September 2017
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Map of innovation proposals from Africa
CGAP received nearly 200 proposals from digital financial services providers across Africa interested in piloting new products. A look at those proposals — from 30 countries — shows that innovations are spreading beyond hot spots like Kenya.
17 July 2017
Ghanaian woman using mobile phone
When PEG Africa piloted more user-friendly mobile payment methods for its pay-as-you-go solar customers, users started paying more often and in significantly higher amounts than other customers.
13 July 2017
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To find out why more people aren't going digital in Ghana, CGAP partnered with pay-as-you-go solar company PEG Africa and mobile network operator Tigo Ghana.
27 February 2017
Chart: PEG vs non-PEG average transactions
New evidence from Ghana suggests that pay-as-you-go solar customers are becoming more active mobile money users.

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