Tag Archives: Afghanistan

Offering Digital Financial Services to Promote Financial Inclusion: Lessons We’ve Learned

There continues to be significant interest in using new technologies to provide for greater financial inclusion. While much of the excitement has been focused on mobile financial services, we are seeing a shift to a broader focus on a range … Continue reading

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Mobile Money & Mobile Solutions Helping Women in Afghanistan

The following video was recently shared by Joey Mendoza from USAID/Afghanistan’s FAIDA project. The video documents and shares how mobile money and other mobile solutions are being used to empower women in Afghanistan. What I like about the video is … Continue reading

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Lesson #4: Using Mobile Money to Promote Financial Inclusion: Convenience & Access

This blog post is the fourth in a ten part series of articles covering the 10 Lessons Learned about Using Mobile Money to Promote Financial Inclusion. When you are dealing with people’s funds, having rapid, reliable, and convenient access to … Continue reading

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Lesson #2: Using Mobile Money to Promote Financial Inclusion: Strategic Partnerships are Key (part 1)

This blog post is the first of two parts on Lesson #2: Using Mobile Money to Promote Financial Inclusion: Strategic Partnerships are Key and is part of a series covering the 10 Lessons Learned about Using Mobile Money to Promote Financial … Continue reading

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Mobile Money Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week: This photo was taken on March 19, 2013 during an orientation session with teachers from Aisha-i-Durani High School in Kabul who were learning how to use the mobile money services of the Afghan Wireless Communications Company … Continue reading

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Better Than Cash: How Governments, Donors, and the Private Sector can support Mobile Money & Mobile Banking

During the 2nd Indian Ocean / South Asia Mobile Payments & Banking Summit 2013, I had the honor of sharing some experiences and updates on the Better Than Cash Alliance and how this can better support the expansion and take up … Continue reading

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Better Than Cash: Strategies and Tips from the Field (Part 2)

This blog is the last in a three part series that covers the workshop we held during the Connected World Forum Mobile Money Academy in Dubai on November 22, 2012. In this blog, we share our PowerPoint presentation with our … Continue reading

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Mobile Money Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week: This photo of USAID FAIDA staff receiving their payroll via Etisalat’s mobile money platform, mHawala, was taken in November 2012 in Kabul, Afghanistan.  USAID’s FAIDA project has been promoting mobile money in Afghanistan and is now … Continue reading

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Better Than Cash: Strategies and Tips from the Field

This blog follows yesterday’s article on the Better Than Cash Alliance and is the second in a three part series that covers the workshop we held during the Connected World Forum Mobile Money Academy in Dubai on November 22, 2012. … Continue reading

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Better Than Cash Alliance: Updates during the Connected World Forum 2012

The following presentation was given by Steven Rynecki from USAID/Afghanistan during the recent Connected World Forum to introduce the Better Than Cash Alliance during the Mobile Money Academy on Thursday November 22, 2012. The Better Than Cash Alliance is a … Continue reading

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