Tag: Emerging Markets

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Using HCD to Make Mobile Money Relevant

Earlier in 2014, two Mondato Insights examined the role of Human Centered Design (HCD) in enhancing the user
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Mobile Money In Myanmar

Mobile money is coming to Myanmar – but can it overcome challenges?   At first glance, Myanmar appears to offer
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WhatsApp Versus Viber: The Payments Battle of the Future?

When earlier this year Facebook purchased the messaging service app WhatsApp for USD $19 billion, some questioned the
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Southeast Asia: A Region of Extremes And Opportunities

Urbanization, digitization and globalization are the three forces whose convergence will shape the 21st-century economy. Consequently, Southeast Asia
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The Missing Link For Merchants In Mobile Money

In MFS, moving mobile money beyond P2P transfers remains both the Holy Grail and the “chicken-and-egg” conundrum. P2P
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In the shadow of mobile money: international airtime remittances

In theory, international remittances would appear to be rich and fertile territory for mobile financial services. Sending money
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Is Brazil the country of the future for mobile money?

Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) has long been seen as a market ripe for the development of
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What does the Alibaba IPO mean for MFS in China?

Even for those who normally pay little attention to the world of e-commerce or m-payments, it would have
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How Can Development Organizations Shift From Cash to Mobile Money?

Billions of dollars in foreign aid are disbursed by donor governments annually, funneled through intermediary organizations and ultimately
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4 Lessons for Launching E-Commerce in Emerging Markets

Launching innovative services in any market can be challenging, but there are specific considerations which must be taken
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Regulations in MFS: Constraints or Necessary Protections?

Regulations play an essential role in fostering an enabling environment for the growth of mobile financial services, developing
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Is Mobile Money Meetings Its Promise in Emerging Markets?

Mobile money is still in its nascent stage, as only four years ago there were less than 20
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Mobile Financial Services Round-Up from MWC 2013

Influencers from across the mobile ecosystem descended upon Barcelona last week for the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2013,
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Can mPOS Platforms Succeed In Emerging Markets?

The success of mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) offerings in the US and Europe has inspired the emergence of similar
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Remittance Titans Target The Financially Excluded

While Western Union and other remittance giants have made strides to build allegiance among immigrant populations, a legion
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MFS: Transforming Healthcare In Emerging Markets

Mobile health (mHealth) deployments have grown dramatically in recent years, particularly in emerging markets, where base-of-the pyramid populations
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Using M-Pesa “Rails” To Enhance Healthcare Access

Of the three billion people who live on less than the equivalent of $2 per day, one billion
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Innovators Leading The Rural Revolution

An array of mobile financial service providers – from start-ups to established financial institutions – have recently focused their attention
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Reaching the Bottom 2.5 Billion

The majority of the world’s poor live in remote areas, with rural, bottom-of-the-pyramid populations estimated to total
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MFS For Women: An Untapped Opportunity?

From school fees to groceries, women in emerging markets are often responsible for managing household expenses. However, a
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New Initiative Aims to Dethrone Cash

Cash payments to the poor, while well-intentioned, often prove costly, inconvenient and risky for both senders and recipients
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Harnessing Mobile Data for Financial Access

*As mobile access expands globally, unbanked populations are generating mountains of mobile data. How can industry innovators leverage
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