World Bank evaluates Somalia’s vibrant mobile money market

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Titled ‘Rapid Growth in Mobile Money: Stability or Vulnerability?’, the update assesses Somalia’s vibrant mobile money market and provides recommendations on introducing mobile money regulation that can boost a secure system for widespread financial inclusion.

The report aims to provide a comprehensive analysis of economic data, trends and outlook and sets out a series of recommendations to stimulate reform, growth and improved fiscal performance.

This report comes after the country faced its worst drought in decades. Somalia’s economy grew by an estimated 2.3% in 2017, down from 4.4% in 2016, reflecting the impact of enormous losses seen in livestock and crop production and exports.

Photo courtesy of AMISOM Public Information.

Source: ESI Africa (link opens in a new window)

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