Articles by Debbie Dean
Three Key Steps for Boosting Mobile Money in Nigeria: Grameen Foundation explores ways the struggling sector could reach its potential
As the largest of Africa’s fast-growing economies, Nigeria is a promising market for mobile finance. Yet though almost 57 percent of Nigerian adults have no access to formal financial services, only 0.1 percent actively use mobile money. Grameen Foundation explores the reasons for the stunted growth of mobile services, and outlines some key steps that could increase their adoption and continued use.
Going Local: Mobile financial service providers must consider local differences in access & usability, says Grameen Foundation
Mobile finance has received a lot of attention as a way to further financial inclusion. But the mobile phone is not yet accessible enough to reach significant portions of the unbanked, with poor women in particular being left behind. New research from Grameen Foundation explores large variations in mobile phone comfort levels and usage patterns among poor, rural women in India and the Philippines.