18 June 2013
While quantitative data analysis is a useful first step in understanding active mobile customers, it is even more insightful when providers actually go and talk with their customers directly.
11 June 2013
In Latin America, the banking sector is highly rooted in the economy, and to think about non-bank issued electronic money is almost heretic. But things are changing.
06 June 2013
What can be learned from benchmarking Bangladesh to the regional leader Pakistan which had begun two years earlier in 2009? Both have similar populations, mobile penetration and income levels making the comparison even more interesting.
31 May 2013
What can we learn from the past in markets like the United States and Japan that can help advance interoperability between financial service providers?
22 May 2013
CGAP’s five-year strategy recognizes that in most countries poor people are more likely to get financial services from a range of commercial and public sector actors.
17 May 2013
There is huge potential for microfinance providers to expand outreach in the niche market of Sharia-compliant financial services in Pakistan. This could be achieved by diversifying products as well as expanding geographic outreach.
09 May 2013
Not all smallholder farmers are the same. Of the 500 million smallholders in low- and middle-income countries, many need specialized financial services tailored to their agricultural activities.
02 May 2013
The commercial viability of businesses that provide life insurance to the poor is difficult to predict. The strong penetration of mobile phones in Pakistan provides a cost-effective method of acquiring customers that holds promise for the industry.
30 April 2013
Branchless banking is flourishing in Pakistan, which is on track to become the most competitive mobile money market in the world.
25 April 2013
In our work through applied product innovation, we are learning that being open about the products that didn’t work can be an important mandate for all providers—as what is discarded by some can be a treasure for others.