Shelley Spencer

Shelley Spencer is an entrepreneur with 15+ years of experience in the U.S. wireless and ICT industry. Since 2011, she has worked with USAID and NetHope to support market developments and advancements in digital payments. As CEO and founder of Strategic Impact Advisors, Shelley has continued her commitment to driving the digital revolution and spreading the use of digital technology for financial inclusion.

By Shelley Spencer


Future of Mobile Money for Cocoa Farmers in Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana

New research from the World Cocoa Foundation explores the potential of mobile money to enhance cocoa farmers’ livelihoods in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana and paints a detailed persona of customers at the frontier of widespread adoption.

The Case for Branchless Banking in Thousand Islands, Indonesia

In Thousand Islands, Indonesia, financial access is virtually nonexistent. Since most residents have mobile phones, the introduction of branchless banking could bridge the access gap and help improve the lives of the islands' residents.