Mozambique Market Profile

April 15, 2014 - 6:33pm from CGAP Microfinance Blog
With CGAP's Smallholder Financial Diaries project underway in Pakistan, Tanzania and Mozambique, it’s worth taking a step back and reminding ourselves why we chose this particular methodology to better understand smallholder farmers. After all, Financial Diaries are not the only research tool that we could have used.A carpenter picks a tool depending on what he needs to do with the wood before him – research is no different. Two parameters that tend to guide the method used in research are: ...
April 14, 2014 - 3:07pm from Center for Financial Inclusion Blog
> Posted by Jeffrey Riecke, Communications Associate, CFI M-Pesa, the mobile money service success story that began in Kenya in 2007 is continuing its march, this time into the surprising location of Romania, raising the questions, what will the product look like in this new European market and how will it fare. At the end of last month Vodafone, the operator ...
April 7, 2014 - 7:13pm from CGAP Microfinance Blog
The preparations for the smallholder farmer household financial diaries continue in Tanzania, Pakistan and Mozambique. Here we discuss the site selection process in Tanzania, which we completed in advance of the sampling and recruiting of households.
April 2, 2014 - 10:23pm from CGAP Microfinance Blog
CGAP and Bankable Frontier Associates (BFA) have commenced our study that examines the financial lives of smallholder agricultural families in Mozambique, Pakistan, and Tanzania. BFA, working with local research partners, recently completed site selection scoping missions in all three countries, where we were looking for areas that our local partners could access relatively conveniently, for example, those with good roads during the rainy season.
March 28, 2014 - 2:25pm from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
There was the Ugandan minister who defended raping girls as "natural", echoing a similar attitude among Nigerian lawmakers. In Somalia, a court
March 26, 2014 - 3:01am from MicroCapital
The Seed Initiative, a Germany-based nonprofit institution that supports small-scale social and environmental enterprises in emerging economies, recently announced that it is accepting applications for the “2014 Seed Awards for Entrepreneurs in Sustainable Development,” a set of annual awards presented to entrepreneurs in developing countries that Seed deems to be the “…most promising, innovative and locally led…[and that have the] potential to contribute significantly to sustainable ...
March 25, 2014 - 7:54pm from MicroCapital
US-based data analytics company First Access reportedly has signed a deal to purchase user data from cellular network provider Vodacom Tanzania, a subsidiary of UK-based telecommunications company Vodafone Group, for their risk-scoring service for financial institutions serving poor individuals. First Access calculates credit scores by examining Vodacom subscribers’ mobile phone usage to extract demographic, geographic, financial and social network data. In addition to instant credit ...
March 20, 2014 - 8:05pm from MicroCapital
Vodafone Group, a British multinational telecommunications company, has partnered with MoneyGram, a US-based money transfer company with outlets in 200 countries, to allow MoneyGram’s customers to transfer funds to account holders of M-Pesa, a mobile money service developed by Vodafone that operates in six countries in Asia and Africa. Customers will also be able to transfer funds to M-Pesa’s users via MoneyGram’s website or mobile application. The service will begin in the second quarter ...
March 3, 2014 - 5:05am from MicroCapital
Safaricom, a telecommunications provider in Kenya, reportedly has announced that it will be partnering with Britam, a Kenya-based investment firm, and Changmka Microinsurance, a Kenyan health insurance provider to offer new health microinsurance services in Kenya. Following on a pilot program that attracted 8,000 customers during 2013, the companies aim to attract 1 million customers by 2014 out of the 39 million Kenyans that do not currently have health insurance.  The companies offer ...
February 14, 2014 - 11:38am from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
In July 2003, African leaders meeting in Maputo, Mozambique, committed to allocating 10% of their national budgets to agriculture by 2008, and to increasing annual agricultural growth to 6% of GDP. Their aim: to eliminate hunger, and reduce poverty and food insecurity. Their instrument of choice: the
January 27, 2014 - 7:00am from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
After 18 years as a social activist in Somaliland, Suad Abdi feels it is time to run for parliament. But she stands as much chance of winning a seat as a camel has of passing through the eye of a needle.Women face few restrictions in Somaliland, the self-declared independent republic in the north-western corner of conflict-ridden Somalia. ...
January 22, 2014 - 5:05am from MicroCapital
Bharti Airtel (Airtel), an India-based telecommunications provider, reportedly is expanding the range of services that users in Zambia can pay for with its ‘Airtel Money’ mobile money service to include insurance. Airtel’s 1.8 million customers in the country will now be able to purchase insurance policies from Nico Insurance Zambia, an insurance provider and subsidiary of Malawi-based Nico Holdings Limited. Nico Insurance will be offering a discount of an unreleased amount for Airtel ...
December 23, 2013 - 7:00am from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
By Christmas Eve, the Philippines will have spent $1bn (£0.6bn) paying foreign debts in the seven weeks since typhoon Haiyan devastated much of the country. It will have spent a total of $8.4bn on foreign debt in 2013, and faces a further $8.8bn in 2014. While a little more than
December 10, 2013 - 7:43pm from GiveWell Blog
GiveWell’s traditional work (the work behind our current top charities) and our work on GiveWell Labs reflect two very different visions of giving. The first, giving as consumption, sees giving as analogous to making a purchase. For every $X one spends, one gets some desirable outcome (such as a life saved), and the goal is to find giving ...
November 21, 2013 - 9:00am from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
Five years ago I found my father via Facebook. I had always known he lived in a small African country called Swaziland, but had never seen or spoken to him.Sadly my father passed away six weeks before I first stepped foot on Swazi soil, but I have visited the country four times since, learning something of this verdant, undulant, ...
November 15, 2013 - 5:10am from MicroCapital
Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB), a publicly-traded financial services company in Kenya, has partnered with Safaricom, a Kenyan mobile service provider that operates the mobile money service M-Pesa, to launch a mobile banking application called KCB M-Benki in Kenya and five other East African countries serviced by KCB [1]. The application aims to increase financial inclusion by enabling “unbanked” M-Pesa subscribers to open KCB bank accounts and conduct banking transactions such as deposits, ...
November 7, 2013 - 4:13pm from Financial Access Initiative Blog
A growing body of research on mobile money has a lot to say about its potential to smooth risks and facilitate transfer programs, but a definitive experimental study on what it means for the financial lives of the poor remains undone – a gap we would like to fill with our future work at the Financial Access Initiative. In recent years, mobile technologies have rapidly expanded in the developing world, bringing information and other transformative services with them to the ...
November 1, 2013 - 7:00am from Global development: Poverty matters blog | guardian.co.uk
The first New Internationalist magazine rolled off the presses in 1973. Put together with a tin of Cow gum and Letraset, and priced ...
October 31, 2013 - 7:29pm from Reserve Bank of India Notifications
RBI/2013-14/353 A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No.66 October 31, 2013 To All Category - I Authorised Dealer Banks Madam / Sir, Exim Bank's Line of Credit of USD 149.72 million to the Government of the Republic of Mozambique Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) has entered into an Agreement dated July 04, 2013 with the Government of the ...
October 31, 2013 - 6:33pm from Reserve Bank of India Notifications
RBI/2013-14/352 A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 65 October 31, 2013 To All Category - I Authorised Dealer Banks Madam / Sir, Exim Bank's Line of Credit of USD 19.72 million to the Government of the Republic of Mozambique Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) has entered into an Agreement dated July 04, 2013 with the Government of the Republic of ...