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Mondato

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Mondato is a boutique management consulting firm specializing in strategic, commercial and operational support for the Digital Finance & Commerce (DFC) industry.

Brazil’s Pix: Should Instant Payment Rails Be A Public Good?

When Mondato Insight last discussed instant payments in Brazil in 2020, Brazil’s central bank had unceremoniously ended
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Can the ABC Model Power Digital Finance?

Against the backdrop of a widening ecosystem of energy supply technologies and business models, digital finance is seen
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Impact Investment: Is Standardization Possible — Or Desirable?

Impact — a buzzword constantly splashed across marketing material and in conversations worldwide — is a misunderstood concept hearkening to
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Where Financial Inclusion and Climate Resilience Intersect

Despite contributing the least to greenhouse gas emissions, smallholder farmers and small-scale fishers are some of the most
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Travel And Fintech: Where Challenge Meets Flush Opportunity

As travel deals with a myriad of cancellations this year and, until very recently, sky-high prices, the industry
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Cloud And FinTech: Security Gaps Emerge

The adoption and use of cloud services is gaining traction among financial institutions as they gain confidence in
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The Conundrum Of Chargeback Fraud

Chargebacks are a tool simultaneously essential to digital commerce, yet one deeply vulnerable to abuse. Chargebacks occur when
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Is Alternative Financing Hurting Ride-Hailing Drivers?

The ride-hailing industry in Sub-Saharan Africa has formed strategic partnerships with alternative financing providers vying to serve the
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Integrated Solutions: The Sole Path To Sustainability And Scalability?

Once upon a time, businesses focused on core competencies: do what you do best, and capture the given
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King Cash in the Congo: A Tale of Three Cities

Throughout much of the developing world, the availability and use of digital finance services have become the norm
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Vietnamese Fintech: Sprinting Before Walking?

In a region that stands out for fintech acceleration, Vietnam stands out. With a sizable, young and tech
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Will Informal Savings Groups Survive Inflation?

The crucial importance of savings groups to protect vulnerable and underserved groups in times of economic shock was
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Not All Fintechs Will Weather The Current Shock — And That’s A Good Thing

Fintech may be among the worst-hit sectors amidst the recent market downturn, but that says nothing of the
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Can e-Health Scale in Africa?

Two years after the start of the pandemic, a groundswell of healthcare electrification and digitization investments is preparing
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Mondato Summit Africa 2022: Key Themes and Takeaways

After a two-year hiatus, Mondato welcomed executives, entrepreneurs, experts and public sector leaders in Maputo, Mozambique this week
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The Disabled Face AI-Driven Exclusion — Despite Huge Market Potential

The disability community, despite possessing over $1.2 trillion in annual disposable income, remains highly unbanked and underbanked
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What M-Pesa and Apple’s Empires Say About Platform Economies

At first glance, comparing Apple to M-Pesa might seem like comparing apples to oranges (certainly no pun intended)
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Blockchain Reaches Adolescence

Long associated with cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology has come to earn a degree of skepticism among investors, regulators and
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Femtech: A Kaleidoscope Of Opportunities And Vision

With an estimated potential market size of about $50 billion by 2025, femtech is only just hitting its
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Greece: The Digitization of an Economy Left Behind

Greece has yet to recover from its economic crisis wrought in late 2009, with profound implications on the
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Will The Metaverse Transform Fintech As We Know It?

Crypto enthusiasts and Mark Zuckerberg have one thing in common: they love the metaverse. Their vision for the
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Central Bank Digital Currencies: What Are They Good For?

Two years after the Bahamas became the first country to roll out a digital currency issued by its
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Digitizing SACCOs: Opportunities And Risks

Savings and Credit Cooperative Organizations (SACCOs) across Africa are digitizing rapidly. From the use of digital core banking
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Fintech’s Pivotal Role In Sanction Regimes

Never before has a country so large and economically important as Russia faced such potentially dramatic exclusion from
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