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19 June 2017
Lolem, a widow and mother of four children, sells goods to Bamba Chakula recipients in a refugee camp in Kenya.
Lolem Boyo Emilat is a trader in Kenya’s Kalobeyei settlement, where mobile payments have transformed her small business. Could bringing mobile money to more traders like Lolem be an overlooked opportunity to advance financial inclusion?
15 June 2017
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High rises and hotel buildings in Punta Pacifica, Panama City, Panama
TransferWise has launched “borderless” accounts, bringing cross-border banking to a new level. Could similar products serve communities in developing countries that depend on international remittances?
08 June 2017
Agents are an important element of mobile financial services, but managing a large agent network can be challenging. In Paraguay, SMS messaging proved a cost-effective solution.
30 May 2017
An SMS conversation via Juntos
Pilots with mobile money providers in the Philippines and Paraguay showed that simple SMS messaging can increase mobile wallet transactions.
23 May 2017
A student in primary school in Kampala
Mobile money can make paying school fees easier and cheaper, so why aren't more schools adopting it? Part of the solution could involve a simple app for inexpensive smartphones and tablets.
15 May 2017
Mobile money fee structures
Pricing data from leading mobile money providers shows significant diversity in pricing models.
10 May 2017
Digital savings word cloud
An experiment in Tanzania suggests that offering savings and credit on the same mobile wallet can lead to more responsible borrowing.
08 May 2017
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Mother and child in Uganda
In Uganda, CGAP partnered with a solar company to better understand the education finance needs of rural customers and explore how pay-as-you-go solar companies can get into education financing.
04 May 2017
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Young women look at their cellphone during a community meeting
Is “going open” worth the risk for payment providers? A money transfer business in India shares how allowing other companies to deliver financial services based on its systems has fueled its recent growth.
02 May 2017
Water collection point, South Sudan
Over 3 billion people lack access to piped water in their homes. There are a number of ways digital financial services can help achieve access to clean water and sanitation for all.


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