Mobile banking revolution: M-PESA’s impact on Africa and beyond

SWST 2016-09-28T14:30:00.000Z

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Jay Rosengard
Director, Financial Sector Program
Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University

Understanding the impact of technological and business model innovations on enhancing financial inclusion is critical to generating equitable economic growth and reducing poverty. Ground-breaking research from the Harvard Kennedy School – supported by the SWIFT Institute – examines the explosion of mobile financial services in Kenya, increasingly referred to as the “Silicon Savannah,” to illustrate the promise and perils this technology holds in overcoming geographic, demographic, and institutional constraints to financial inclusion.

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