Articles by Julienne Lauler
With over 250 services deployed in 89 countries worldwide, mobile money has enjoyed explosive growth among consumers in emerging markets. But digital payments are also transforming the work of development-focused organizations, many of which are shifting their bulk payment systems from cash to digital. This post explores the far-reaching organizational and financial benefits of this approach.
Shifting Tracks From Cash to Mobile Money: The development sector is transitioning, but many internal and external obstacles remain
While some development organizations have successfully integrated mobile money into their processes, others face operational and technical challenges in making this transition. As mobile money becomes more ubiquitous globally, how can development stakeholders best tap into these networks to achieve their goal of poverty alleviation?
Can Digital Currencies Change the World?: Bitcoin is a tech-savvy alternative to traditional payment systems, but could it meet the needs of the financially excluded?
Riding on the Bitcoin hype, a legion of techno-optimists believes that digital crypto-currencies have the potential to transform ineffective global payment systems, and ultimately spur global financial inclusion. But will digital currencies such as Bitcoin truly change the global payment infrastructure and bring financial access to millions?