Tag: Mobile Money

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From Mobile Money Powerhouse to Super App: The Case of M-Pesa

After much fanfare, Safaricom launched its M-Pesa super app in Kenya in June 2021, following in the footsteps
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Cryptocurrency: At A Regulatory Crossroads

After months of skyrocketing values, the past month saw a precipitous drop in cryptocurrency prices, with the value
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Has Ethiopia's Digital Finance Moment Finally Come?

May has marked some exciting milestones for Ethiopia and its digital ecosystem, which has piqued the interest of
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Data, Diversify, Distribute: Emerging Optimization Models

2020 brought with it a 12.7 percent increase in the number of registered mobile money accounts, bringing
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There and Back Again: A Nigerien Remittance Tale

While showing signs of maturity, consolidation in the remittance industry has only just begun, and there remain enormous
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Pandemic-Proof? Revisiting Remittance Rails

Succeeding in the money transfer industry is no mean feat, and requires mastering the ins and outs of
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Digital Literacy: To Read And Write In Mobile

Mobile money technology allows people to receive, send, store, and spend money directly from their cell phones. There
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Is Mobile Money Helping or Harming Zimbabwe?

Zimbabwe’s economy is going through another nose-dive. The Mnangagwa administration, faced with re-instilling trust in the economy
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Senegal: Turtle Or Hare Of West Africa DFC?

Senegal has long occupied a special place in Francophone West Africa. Home to the historical capital of the
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Sex Work: Safety In Digital?

Humanity’s oldest profession has gone digital. Facing legal perils and issues in safety, health and lack of
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Ethiopia: Time To Do Or Die?

Ethiopia just might be the sleeping fintech giant of East Africa. Aside from being home to a population
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The Last Mile: Mobile Money Agents

Mobile money agents - frequently described as the “bridges” to financial inclusion - constitute the last-mile distribution network
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Financial Inclusion: Chutes And Ladders?

Financial inclusion at the base of the economic pyramid has often been conceptualized as a sort of ladder
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Democratizing Investing: Stuck In A Rut?

Last year, Mondato Insight lamented the state of global savings - especially as it relates to pensions. If
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Beyond The Binaries: Mobile Money Access Revisited

Earlier this year, Mondato explored the insights emerging from the Global Findex data-set on financial inclusion, highlighting the
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Smartphones: The Future Of African Urban Planning?

Humanity faces the mammoth task of adding over 2 billion people to the urban population before 2050, the
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Impact Investing: From Microfinance To Fintech

Impact investing, or an investment strategy that weighs both financial and social returns at least somewhat equally, has
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MENA: A Digital Finance Desert Or Oasis?

There tends to be a great deal of reductionism when conversation turns to the Middle East and North
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Mobile Credit: The Airtime, Mobile Money Dichotomy

The delivery of mobile credit (at least when transported on the rails of mobile network operators) has been
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Will Mobile Money Drive Digital Media In Africa?

Traditionally, advertising has been the driving fuel for the production of the information we consume. But in emerging
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Global Findex 2017: West Africa Steps Into The Spotlight

When the World Bank's 2014 Global Findex numbers were published, the banner headline figures announced a 700 million
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Digital-Only Banks Go Global

A little less than a year ago, Mondato weighed the future of the bank branch. While North American
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International Remittance Hubs: Interoperability Evolving

Most countries are fumbling to find the proper footing, momentum or buy-in to coordinate a national campaign for
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Do Bank-Led Models Stall Progress?

Although the dichotomy of bank-led and mobile network operator-led (henceforth referred to as MNO-led) mobile money regulatory approaches
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