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IFC Mobile Money Scoping Reports

May 2011 - September 2013

IFC Mobile Money Scoping Reports present macro-economic overview of a given country, assess its financial/telecom sectors, regulatory framework and distribution landscape, evaluate transformative MFS initiatives and identify potential IFC support in the sector.

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IFC mobile money scoping country report : Afghanistan (English)

The foundation for a broad push in mobile payments and banking is still under development. Regulations are supportive and clear enough that all four mobile operators have launched or are planning to launch mobile money services, yet questions still remain how parallel e-money transfer and electronic payment guidelines will be normalized and how e-money will be integrated with the conventional financial network and accounts. ... See More +

Working Paper 94998 SEP 01, 2013

Biallas, Margarete; Stefanski, Scott; Sayed, Cherine El Disclosed

IFC mobile money scoping country report : India (English)

Domestic Remittances and the need for streamlined distribution of Government Welfare payments are driving the electronic money market in rural India. ... See More +

Working Paper 95011 JUN 01, 2013

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IFC mobile money scoping country report : Honduras (English)

Honduras has one of the lower level of financial inclusion in all Latin America with only one fourth of the population covered by the financial system. ... See More +

Working Paper 95010 MAY 15, 2013

Simon, Pascal Disclosed

IFC mobile money scoping country report : Nepal (English)

The need for and promise of mobile banking is evident in this largely rural market challenged by mountainous geographical constraints. Central bank encouragement is seen in its support of branchless banking and mobile banking initiatives and its expressed desire to see greater bank penetration to unserved areas. ... See More +

Working Paper 95017 MAY 01, 2013

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IFC mobile money scoping country report : Sri Lanka (English)

Updates made to banking regulations in 2011, permitting custodian managed mobile wallets and payments, have produced results with the launch of mobile operator dialog's ezCash mobile wallet product. ... See More +

Working Paper 94999 MAY 01, 2013

Stefanski, Scott Disclosed

IFC mobile money scoping country report : Bangladesh (English)

In 2011, the Central Bank issued Mobile Financial Service Guidelines which both clarified mobile banking opportunities for banks, defined clear roles, and signaled support for banking innovation. ... See More +

Working Paper 95000 APR 01, 2013

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IFC mobile money scoping country report : Cote d'Ivoire (English)

In the first half of 2012, IFC undertook a series of six mobile financial services (MFS) market scoping studies across Sub-Saharan Africa to identify two countries in which it will provide broad and deep support to accelerate the uptake of branchless banking services. ... See More +

Working Paper 95003 SEP 06, 2012

Oyier, Omoneka Musa; Mitha, Aiaze; N'Guessan, Cedric Disclosed

IFC mobile money scoping country report : Sierra Leone (English)

International Finance Corporation (IFC) will support the regulator in developing mobile money regulations. It will organize (regional) knowledge sharing events in Sierra Leone (SL) to raise awareness on the opportunities created by mobile money. ... See More +

Working Paper 95022 JUN 08, 2012

Ngahu, John; Firpo, Janine Disclosed

IFC mobile money scoping country report : Nigeria (English)

Nigeria is both unique and interesting, due to the regulatory framework as well as the large number of licensed mobile money operators (MMOs). The manner in which the market unfolds over the next 12-18 months will shed light on issues of cash-lite, consolidation, agents, interoperability, and the broader payments landscape. ... See More +

Working Paper 95019 JUN 01, 2012

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IFC mobile money scoping country report : Liberia (English)

The Liberian market has a very limited payments infrastructure. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) are working with the Central Bank to develop appropriate regulations and technologies to address this critical gap. ... See More +

Working Paper 95013 JUN 01, 2012

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IFC mobile money scoping country report : El Salvador (English)

El Salvador is one of the most densely populated country of Central America. It microfinance sector is strong and highly competitive whilst its banking sector remains focused on middle to high-income customers. ... See More +

Working Paper 95007 MAY 29, 2012

Simon, Pascal Disclosed

IFC mobile money scoping country report : Dominican Republic (English)

Dominican Republic is one of the most populated country in the Caribbean Region and has one of the highest rate of mobile phone per capita of all Latin America. ... See More +

Working Paper 95004 MAY 25, 2012

Simon, Pascal Disclosed

IFC mobile money scoping country report : Guatemala (English)

Guatemala is the most populated country in Central America and present strong social disparities between the inner country and the urban areas. ... See More +

Working Paper 95008 MAY 21, 2012

Simon, Pascal Disclosed

IFC mobile money scoping country report : Haiti (English)

Haiti is one of the most populated and poorest country in the Caribbean Region. The 2010 devastating earthquake has put into evidence the lack of a sound and wide banking system and infrastructure, available to the base of the pyramid. ... See More +

Working Paper 95009 MAY 15, 2012

Simon, Pascal Disclosed

IFC mobile money scoping country report : Nicaragua (English)

Nicaragua is one of the fastest growing economies in Central America but suffers from a weak banking and financial sector that was partially affected by the economic crisis. ... See More +

Working Paper 95018 MAY 12, 2012

Simon, Pascal Disclosed

IFC mobile money scoping country report : Lebanon (English)

Lebanon has a sophisticated banking industry which serves 60% of the population (2.48 million people, through 900 branches). The longest trip for any person in Lebanon to reach a bank branch is approximately 1 hour. ... See More +

Working Paper 95012 MAY 01, 2012

Abbassi, Alaa; Lake, Andrew; El Sayed, Cherine Disclosed

IFC mobile money scoping country report : Morocco (English)

Despite fluctuations in gross domestic product (GDP) between 2005-2009, long term macroeconomic indicators suggest steady growth (6 percent) through 2013 despite continued elevated unemployment (10 percent). ... See More +

Working Paper 95016 MAY 01, 2012

Flaming, Mark; Tarazi, Michael; Sayed, Cherine El Disclosed

IFC mobile money scoping country report : South Sudan (English)

This report provides a brief perspective on regulations, financial market, telecom market, and mobile financial service implement. This working paper includes the following headings: macro-economic overview; regulations; financial sector; telecom sector; mobile financial services landscape; IFC opportunities; potential risks; next steps; and appendix: interviews conducted. ... See More +

Working Paper 95023 APR 27, 2012

Ngahu, John; Stefanski, Scott Disclosed

IFC mobile money scoping country report : Rwanda (English)

Rwanda is poised for developing a shared agent network. This can be piloted with newly formed regional savings and credit cooperative societies (SACCOS). ... See More +

Working Paper 95021 FEB 18, 2012

Biallas, Margarete; Ngahu, John; Stefanski, Scott Disclosed

IFC mobile money scoping country report : Ecuador (English)

There is little movement in the mobile finance services (MFS) space in Ecuador as a result of the regulation. Only one bank has an agent network, which they are using primarily for debit cards. ... See More +

Working Paper 95005 SEP 08, 2011

Disclosed

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IFC mobile money scoping country report : Afghanistan (English)
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SEP 01, 2013 94998 Working Paper
IFC mobile money scoping country report : India (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 95011 Working Paper
IFC mobile money scoping country report : Honduras (English)
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MAY 15, 2013 95010 Working Paper
IFC mobile money scoping country report : Nepal (English)
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MAY 01, 2013 95017 Working Paper
IFC mobile money scoping country report : Sri Lanka (English)
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MAY 01, 2013 94999 Working Paper
IFC mobile money scoping country report : Bangladesh (English)
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APR 01, 2013 95000 Working Paper
IFC mobile money scoping country report : Cote d'Ivoire (English)
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SEP 06, 2012 95003 Working Paper
IFC mobile money scoping country report : Sierra Leone (English)
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JUN 08, 2012 95022 Working Paper
IFC mobile money scoping country report : Nigeria (English)
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JUN 01, 2012 95019 Working Paper
IFC mobile money scoping country report : Liberia (English)
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JUN 01, 2012 95013 Working Paper
IFC mobile money scoping country report : El Salvador (English)
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MAY 29, 2012 95007 Working Paper
IFC mobile money scoping country report : Dominican Republic (English)
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MAY 25, 2012 95004 Working Paper
IFC mobile money scoping country report : Guatemala (English)
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MAY 21, 2012 95008 Working Paper
IFC mobile money scoping country report : Haiti (English)
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MAY 15, 2012 95009 Working Paper
IFC mobile money scoping country report : Nicaragua (English)
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MAY 12, 2012 95018 Working Paper
IFC mobile money scoping country report : Lebanon (English)
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MAY 01, 2012 95012 Working Paper
IFC mobile money scoping country report : Morocco (English)
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MAY 01, 2012 95016 Working Paper
IFC mobile money scoping country report : South Sudan (English)
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APR 27, 2012 95023 Working Paper
IFC mobile money scoping country report : Rwanda (English)
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FEB 18, 2012 95021 Working Paper
IFC mobile money scoping country report : Ecuador (English)
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SEP 08, 2011 95005 Working Paper