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The new microfinance handbook : a financial market system perspective (English)

The new microfinance handbook provides a primer on financial services for the poor. It is written for a wide audience, including practitioners, facilitators, policy makers, regulators, investors, and donors working to improve the financial system, but who are relatively new to the sector. ... See More +

Publication 75183 FEB 01, 2013

Arevalo Sanchez,Ines; Churchill, Craig; Collins,Daryl; Earne,Julie Fawn; El-Zoghbi,Mayada; Ferrand,David; Scola Gahwiler,Barbara Bernadette Maria; Gibson, Alan; Johnson,Susan O.; Lauer, Kate; Ledgerwood, Joanna [editor]; Lehman,Joyce Bontrager; Mas Ribo,Ignacio; Mcconaghy,Peter; Miller,Calvin Jay; Nelson, Candace; O'Keeffe, Geraldine; Rutherford,Stuart Edward; Sherk, Lisa; Staschen,Stefan; Vincze,Joakim Bjorn Disclosed

Mobile payments go viral : M-PESA in Kenya (English)

M-PESA is a small-value electronic payment and store of value system that is accessible from ordinary mobile phones. It has seen exceptional growth since its introduction by mobile phone operator Safaricom in Kenya in March 2007: it has already been adopted by 9 million customers (corresponding to 40 percent of Kenya's adult population) and processes more transactions domestically than Western Union does globally. ... See More +

Working Paper 54338 MAR 01, 2010

Mas, Ignacio; Radcliffe, Dan; Disclosed

Efficiency drivers of MFIs : the role of age (English)

Microfinance institutions (MFIs) are becoming more efficient. This brief sheds light on how the age of individual MFIs and the age of the industry affect efficiency improvements. ... See More +

Brief 47973 FEB 01, 2009

Kneiding, Christoph; Mas, Ignacio; Disclosed

Going cashless at the point of sale : hits and misses in developed countries (Chinese)

There may be factors specific to Asia at play in explaining the more positive experience in Asia customers' fascination with new technology, the importance of conveying innovation in the branding strategy of mobile operators, the low penetration of credit cards. ... See More +

Brief 47275 DEC 01, 2008

Mas, Ignacio; Rotman, Sarah English, Russian, Arabic, French Disclosed

Going cashless at the point of sale : hits and misses in developed countries : Nouveaux moyens de paiement - succes et echecs du tout electronique dans les pays developpes (French)

There may be factors specific to Asia at play in explaining the more positive experience in Asia customers' fascination with new technology, the importance of conveying innovation in the branding strategy of mobile operators, the low penetration of credit cards. ... See More +

Brief 47275 DEC 01, 2008

Mas, Ignacio; Rotman, Sarah English, Russian, Arabic, Chinese Disclosed

Going cashless at the point of sale : hits and misses in developed countries (English)

There may be factors specific to Asia at play in explaining the more positive experience in Asia customers' fascination with new technology, the importance of conveying innovation in the branding strategy of mobile operators, the low penetration of credit cards. ... See More +

Brief 47275 DEC 01, 2008

Mas, Ignacio; Rotman, Sarah Russian, Arabic, French, Chinese Disclosed

Going cashless at the point of sale : hits and misses in developed countries (Arabic)

There may be factors specific to Asia at play in explaining the more positive experience in Asia customers' fascination with new technology, the importance of conveying innovation in the branding strategy of mobile operators, the low penetration of credit cards. ... See More +

Brief 47275 DEC 01, 2008

Mas, Ignacio; Rotman, Sarah English, Russian, French, Chinese Disclosed

Going cashless at the point of sale : hits and misses in developed countries (Russian)

There may be factors specific to Asia at play in explaining the more positive experience in Asia customers' fascination with new technology, the importance of conveying innovation in the branding strategy of mobile operators, the low penetration of credit cards. ... See More +

Brief 47275 DEC 01, 2008

Mas, Ignacio; Rotman, Sarah English, Arabic, French, Chinese Disclosed

Realizing the potential of branchless banking : challenges ahead (Chinese)

Being able to make payments conveniently and securely is an essential ingredient in modern life and commerce. It enables economic livelihoods and supports many social relationships, communal support actions, and public welfare programs. ... See More +

Brief 47000 OCT 01, 2008

Mas, Ignacio English, Arabic, Russian, French Disclosed

Realizing the potential of branchless banking : challenges ahead : Realiser le potentiel de la banque a distance : les defies a venir (French)

Being able to make payments conveniently and securely is an essential ingredient in modern life and commerce. It enables economic livelihoods and supports many social relationships, communal support actions, and public welfare programs. ... See More +

Brief 47000 OCT 01, 2008

Mas, Ignacio English, Arabic, Russian, Chinese Disclosed

Realizing the potential of branchless banking : challenges ahead (Arabic)

Being able to make payments conveniently and securely is an essential ingredient in modern life and commerce. It enables economic livelihoods and supports many social relationships, communal support actions, and public welfare programs. ... See More +

Brief 47000 OCT 01, 2008

Mas, Ignacio English, Russian, French, Chinese Disclosed

Realizing the potential of branchless banking : challenges ahead (Russian)

Being able to make payments conveniently and securely is an essential ingredient in modern life and commerce. It enables economic livelihoods and supports many social relationships, communal support actions, and public welfare programs. ... See More +

Brief 47000 OCT 01, 2008

Mas, Ignacio English, Arabic, French, Chinese Disclosed

Realizing the potential of branchless banking : challenges ahead (English)

Being able to make payments conveniently and securely is an essential ingredient in modern life and commerce. It enables economic livelihoods and supports many social relationships, communal support actions, and public welfare programs. ... See More +

Brief 47000 OCT 01, 2008

Mas, Ignacio Arabic, Russian, French, Chinese Disclosed

Rural connectivity options for microfinance institutions : a technical note (English)

The objective of this paper is to inform chief information officers or senior information technology managers at rural microfinance institutions (MFIs) about the technology options that may be available to them so that they can assess and engage with potential connectivity solution suppliers. ... See More +

Working Paper 47003 SEP 01, 2008

Bridge, David; Mas, Ignacio; Disclosed

Banking on mobiles : why, how, for whom? (English)

This paper examines how banks can translate the potential of mobile phones into greater financial access for poor people. Although mobile phone operators have been able to use the mobile phone for mobile remittance and bill payment services in several countries, banks have had little success in using mobile phones as part of a growth or outreach strategy. ... See More +

Brief 45101 JUN 01, 2008

Mas, Ignacio; Kumar, Kabir Arabic, Spanish Disclosed

Banking on mobiles : why, how, for whom? (Arabic)

This paper examines how banks can translate the potential of mobile phones into greater financial access for poor people. Although mobile phone operators have been able to use the mobile phone for mobile remittance and bill payment services in several countries, banks have had little success in using mobile phones as part of a growth or outreach strategy. ... See More +

Brief 45101 JUN 01, 2008

Mas, Ignacio; Kumar, Kabir English, Spanish Disclosed

Banking on mobiles : why, how, for whom? : Servicios bancarios en telefonos moviles : por que, como, para quien? (Spanish)

This paper examines how banks can translate the potential of mobile phones into greater financial access for poor people. Although mobile phone operators have been able to use the mobile phone for mobile remittance and bill payment services in several countries, banks have had little success in using mobile phones as part of a growth or outreach strategy. ... See More +

Brief 45101 JUN 01, 2008

Mas, Ignacio; Kumar, Kabir English, Arabic Disclosed

Banking through networks of retail agents (Arabic)

Only about one-quarter of households in developing countries have any form of financial savings with formal banking institutions: 10 percent in Kenya, 20 percent in Macedonia, 25 percent in Mexico, 32 percent in Bangladesh. ... See More +

Brief 44588 MAY 01, 2008

Mas, Ignacio; Siedek, Hannah English, Spanish Disclosed

Banking through networks of retail agents (English)

Only about one-quarter of households in developing countries have any form of financial savings with formal banking institutions: 10 percent in Kenya, 20 percent in Macedonia, 25 percent in Mexico, 32 percent in Bangladesh. ... See More +

Brief 44588 MAY 01, 2008

Mas, Ignacio; Siedek, Hannah Arabic, Spanish Disclosed

Banking through networks of retail agents : Servicios bancarios a traves de redes de establecimientos minoristas (Spanish)

Only about one-quarter of households in developing countries have any form of financial savings with formal banking institutions: 10 percent in Kenya, 20 percent in Macedonia, 25 percent in Mexico, 32 percent in Bangladesh. ... See More +

Brief 44588 MAY 01, 2008

Mas, Ignacio; Siedek, Hannah English, Arabic Disclosed

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The new microfinance handbook : a financial market system perspective (English)
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FEB 01, 2013 75183 Publication
Mobile payments go viral : M-PESA in Kenya (English)
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MAR 01, 2010 54338 Working Paper
Efficiency drivers of MFIs : the role of age (English)
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FEB 01, 2009 47973 Brief
Going cashless at the point of sale : hits and misses in developed countries (Chinese)
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DEC 01, 2008 47275 Brief English, Russian, Arabic, French
Going cashless at the point of sale : hits and misses in developed countries : Nouveaux moyens de paiement - succes et echecs du tout electronique dans les pays developpes (French)
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DEC 01, 2008 47275 Brief English, Russian, Arabic, Chinese
Going cashless at the point of sale : hits and misses in developed countries (English)
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DEC 01, 2008 47275 Brief Russian, Arabic, French, Chinese
Going cashless at the point of sale : hits and misses in developed countries (Arabic)
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DEC 01, 2008 47275 Brief English, Russian, French, Chinese
Going cashless at the point of sale : hits and misses in developed countries (Russian)
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DEC 01, 2008 47275 Brief English, Arabic, French, Chinese
Realizing the potential of branchless banking : challenges ahead (Chinese)
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OCT 01, 2008 47000 Brief English, Arabic, Russian, French
Realizing the potential of branchless banking : challenges ahead : Realiser le potentiel de la banque a distance : les defies a venir (French)
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OCT 01, 2008 47000 Brief English, Arabic, Russian, Chinese
Realizing the potential of branchless banking : challenges ahead (Arabic)
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OCT 01, 2008 47000 Brief English, Russian, French, Chinese
Realizing the potential of branchless banking : challenges ahead (Russian)
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OCT 01, 2008 47000 Brief English, Arabic, French, Chinese
Realizing the potential of branchless banking : challenges ahead (English)
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OCT 01, 2008 47000 Brief Arabic, Russian, French, Chinese
Rural connectivity options for microfinance institutions : a technical note (English)
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SEP 01, 2008 47003 Working Paper
Banking on mobiles : why, how, for whom? (English)
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JUN 01, 2008 45101 Brief Arabic, Spanish
Banking on mobiles : why, how, for whom? (Arabic)
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JUN 01, 2008 45101 Brief English, Spanish
Banking on mobiles : why, how, for whom? : Servicios bancarios en telefonos moviles : por que, como, para quien? (Spanish)
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JUN 01, 2008 45101 Brief English, Arabic
Banking through networks of retail agents (Arabic)
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MAY 01, 2008 44588 Brief English, Spanish
Banking through networks of retail agents (English)
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MAY 01, 2008 44588 Brief Arabic, Spanish
Banking through networks of retail agents : Servicios bancarios a traves de redes de establecimientos minoristas (Spanish)
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MAY 01, 2008 44588 Brief English, Arabic