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Sub-Saharan Africa mobile money

Sub-Saharan Africa has played host to almost half of all mobile money deployments worldwide, as well as almost half of all countries where mobile money is available. Earlier this year GSMA published the decade edition of the State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money and a two-part blog series specifically focuses on Sub-Saharan Africa.

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The Double X Economy: Globalization and Women's Empowerment
Linda Scott is DP World Chair for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Oxford's Said Business School. Scott created the concept of the Double X Economy to describe the global economy of women. This concept was born out of her challenge to feminism’s fashion and beauty critique. A blog series by Scott on the Double X Economy may be...
Banking on Youth – A Guide to Developing Innovative Youth Savings Programs
This publication is a guide for deposit-taking institutions in any stage of youth savings program development––from those simply exploring the possibility of introducing youth savings, to those already offering youth products but looking for new ideas and strategies to improve performance.
Intellegrow: Customized Venture Debt for Indian SMEs
IntelleGrow provides tailored, flexible debt to small and growing businesses that have the potential to address India's development challenges. Founded in 2012, with funding from Intellecap and Shell Foundation, IntelleGrow has grown quickly to help fill a demonstrated market need for "missing middle" financing for innovative enterprises working...
Creating Your Own Angel Investor Group: A Guide for Emerging and Frontier Markets
Launching an angel network is challenging in any environment. Doing so in a country with limited deal flow, weak institutions, and limited investor protection can seem nearly impossible. To confuse matters even more, there is no one-size-fits-all solution to set up and operate an angel organization. A diversity of models and structures has been...
Ripple: Innovative Payment System, Currency Exchange and Remittance Network
Ripple is an open payment system/currency exchange/remittance network that lets anyone, anywhere to send money in any currency. They were recently recognized by MIT as one of the 50 Smartest Companies. Ripple Labs was also named as a finalist for a 2014 PYMNTS Innovator Award in two separate categories: Best New Technology as well as Most...
Frontier Finance
Frontier Finance gives free access to more than 1000 sources of finance in leading emerging markets such as China, Vietnam, Russia, Brazil, India, South Africa, Egypt and many others. Sources include banks, development banks and institutions, private equity funds, grants, carbon funds, and others. Frontier Finance also provides an overview of the...
BoeFly
BoeFly is the online marketplace harnessing technology to dramatically simplify the execution of commercial transactions, including all loan origination and sales. BoeFly revolutionizes how deals get done by seamlessly connecting all parties, including lenders, borrowers, franchisors, investors, buyers and sellers to a potential transaction and...
How Ripple Works - Gateways and Pathways
You can make payments of any kind with Ripple. This video explains how it works. In particular, it explains the role of Gateways and Pathways in the Ripple network.
South Africa: Online Supply Chain Network
Supply Chain Network in association with Absa Bank, provides a Procurement Portal with powerful technology to connect small business and big business with one another. The vision is to quickly and smartly facilitate business connections to stimulate economic and employment growth.
ConnectAmericas
ConnectAmericas is the first social network for businesses in the Americas, dedicated to promoting foreign trade and international investment. It seeks to help SMEs strengthen their businesses, by providing them access to communities of clients, suppliers and investors in the region and all over the world, segmented by industry. It also provides...