Posts tagged as: Mobile Money


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    Cash transfers as COVID-19 relief: Evidence from Ghana

    Well-targeted mobile money transfer programmes can be an effective policy tool to smooth consumption during pandemics, especially among the neediest populations. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected economic activity and imperilled the livelihoods of people across the globe. Its effects on the poor in developing countries has been particularly severe, as these citizens are...

    7 Jun 2021 | Dean Karlan, Matt Lowe, Robert Darko Osei, Isaac Osei-Akoto, Benjamin Roth, Chris Udry


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    Money or power? Choosing COVID-19 aid in Kenya

    Participants in an experiment comparing demand for cash transfers and electricity subsidies in urban Kenya, overwhelmingly prefer cash given the proliferation of mobile money via platforms like M-PESA and preference for short-term liquidity. Conversely, in rural Kenya, slightly more respondents opted for electricity token transfers given that they face saving constraints...

    25 May 2021 | Edward Miguel, Kenneth Lee, Oliver Kim, Eric Hsu, Susanna Berkouwer


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    When price is not the whole story: Why rural consumers in Rwanda have low demand for electricity

    At first glance, the 7th Sustainable Development Goal seems uncontroversial: “ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all.” However, delve into the recent literature on electrification in sub-Saharan Africa and you will discover a growing number of studies that call into question where electrification should fit as a policy priority. In...

    13 Sep 2019 | Megan Lang