Souraya Sbeih

Souraya Sbeih's interest in digital rails is natural given her two domains of experience: telecommunications and the railway industry. Souraya worked in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for Vodacom and for Adam Smith International, coordinating the first discussions on interoperability among the four telecom operators. She has also worked for Alstom on major train manufacturing projects in Brazil, France, India and South Africa. Souraya is an engineer. She has a master's degree in political economy of late development from the London School of Economics and a master's degree in engineering from the Ecole des Mines ParisTech.

By Souraya Sbeih

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Cheaper Remittances: How Malaysia and the Philippines Paved the Way

Globally, people pay an average fee of 6.9 percent to send money to family and others abroad. In one of Asia’s largest remittance corridors, between Malaysia and the Philippines, the average fee is only 3.7 percent. Smart policies have played an important role in bringing prices down.
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How Do Kenyans Really Use M-PESA?

Transaction data shows mobile money agents are more like petrol stations than barber shops, with few customers showing loyalty to particular agents.