Tag Archives: Chemonics International

Join Brett King and I on Voice of America to discuss: “Where the mobile bank account was born”

              Voice of America Radio Broadcast: Where the mobile bank account was born December 19, 2013 Hosted by Brett King Banking in Africa has become a prime example of necessity breeding ingenuity. When the … Continue reading

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Moving from Mobile Money to Digital Financial Services for Financial Inclusion

In this webinar put on by Making Cents and Chemonics International, I shared updates on the growing shift from mobile money to broader digital financial services to promote financial inclusion. These broader services include greater integration and convergence of electronic funds … Continue reading

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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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USAID/Nigeria Markets II Program Working with LAPO & eTranzact on Mobile Money Initiative

USAID/Nigeria’s MARKETS II program is now working with mobile money operator eTranzact and their innovative mobile money service PocketMoni along with the largest microfinance bank in Nigeria, LAPO, to provide support to offer mobile financial services to the staff and … 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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Mobile Money Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week: This photo was taken at the El Joshua Super Agent Office in Abuja, Nigeria in February 2013. El Joshua use to support Mobile Money powered by MTN but are now supporting various bank and third-party mobile … 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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