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New Key to Help Unlock the Power of Digital Payments

By Njuguna Ndung’u, December 11, 2018

Across the global policy community, the jury is now in about the power of digital payments to drive financial inclusion, particularly for women and the poor; improve efficiency and transparency in business and government; and support new economic opportunities. However, there is no consensus around the specific policy mix that will enable this potential to be fully realized.

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Podcast

Going Cashless: An Opportunity to Accelerate Progress on the 2030 SDGs

By Tidhar Wald, October 18, 2018

Harvard Center for International Development (CID) hosts Better Than Cash Alliance on the CID Speaker Series Podcast.

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Blogs & Stories

Solutions for the Unbanked

By Tidhar Wald, October 16, 2018

Source: Bloomberg

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Distribution 2.0: The future of mobile money agent distribution networks

July 5, 2018

Mobile money agents are a crucial asset for mobile money providers and have been key to the growth of the industry over the last decade.

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Blog Post

The Digital Payments Opportunity: A Conversation

By Marjolaine Chaintreau, June 15, 2018

This blog was originally published on BSR.org

Case Study

Improving profitability through digital payments

June 11, 2018

McLeod Russel Uganda (MRUL) cut costs and increased financial inclusion for workers after transitioning to a secure mobile payment system in Uganda.

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The Global Findex Database 2017

April 24, 2018

The Global Findex database is the world’s most comprehensive data set on how adults save, borrow, make payments, and manage risk.

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2017 State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money

February 26, 2018

2017 saw a number of new trends in mobile money – from the accelerated growth of bank-to-mobile interoperability, to the emergence of South Asia as the fastest growing region, and a raft of innovations designed to reach the most underserved.

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Cashless Cities: Realizing the benefits of digital payments

October 15, 2017

Over the last decade, our society has seen a proliferation of digital commerce.

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Decade Edition of the State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money

March 1, 2017

The impact of mobile money has been felt well beyond transactions and accounts: people’s lives have been enriched by greater personal security, a sense of empowerment, and more.

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2016 Mobile Industry Impact Report: Sustainable Development Goals

September 15, 2016

This report is a critical input into the development of a comprehensive SDG implementation plan for the mobile industry.