The core message of the research is that most humanitarian cash and voucher assistance (CVA) programs desire a payments system with greater geographic reach, higher-levels of customer service, and more advanced technology (like biometrics) than what is available, and partnerships with mobile money providers are needed to build more customized offerings.
Conducted a review of the status of humanitarian cash transfers for the GSMA Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation (M4H) team. We investigated the business case for mobile money providers, the challenges with digital finance solutions, and the circumstances under which mobile money is the best payments solution.
As PAYG solar companies push into the rural frontiers of African countries they quickly expand beyond the mobile money infrastructure upon which their models rely. Working with the BFA FIBR project, we helped PEG Ghana develop a solution for rural payments.
I supported the Dalberg Advisors team to identify the most appropriate comparative ecosystems for Nigeria on key financial inclusion metrics, and then develop a matrix of indicators and targets for the The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) National Financial Inclusion Strategy.
Evaluated six projects being done by the United Nations MM4P programme with mobile money agent networks in Zambia and Uganda to advise them on how their work could best contribute to industry knowledge on agent network innovations.