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					mobile                                                     Workshop on the Role of Mobile Technologies
                                                                in Fostering Social Development

microfinance                                                     June 2-3 2008, Sao Paulo, Brazil




     Mobile microfinance for social
             development
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               Workshop on the Role of Mobile
               Technologies in Fostering Social
                        Development
                     Organized by the:

                       June 2-3 2008, Sao Paulo, Brazil


                 Raphaël Dard, ICT for Trade Development
mobile                                         Workshop on the Role of Mobile Technologies
                                                    in Fostering Social Development

microfinance                                         June 2-3 2008, Sao Paulo, Brazil




       Mobile phones for business
       An International Trade Centre service
       tradeathand




                          marketPrices
mobile                                         Workshop on the Role of Mobile Technologies
                                                    in Fostering Social Development

microfinance                                         June 2-3 2008, Sao Paulo, Brazil




       Mobile phones for business
       An International Trade Centre service
       tradeathand




                          marketAlerts
mobile                                          Workshop on the Role of Mobile Technologies
                                                     in Fostering Social Development

microfinance                                          June 2-3 2008, Sao Paulo, Brazil




      Microfinance and its strengths



       Access to credit, savings, funds transfer and even insurance
       Loans: a critical entrepreneurship-enabling factor
       Microfinance is a strong poverty reduction tool
       Can help businesses to move from informal to formal economy
       About 120 million people have access to microfinance today
mobile                            Workshop on the Role of Mobile Technologies
                                       in Fostering Social Development

microfinance                            June 2-3 2008, Sao Paulo, Brazil



         World penetration growth of
              mobile phones…




                         source: wireless intelligence/GSMA
mobile                             Workshop on the Role of Mobile Technologies
                                        in Fostering Social Development

microfinance                             June 2-3 2008, Sao Paulo, Brazil



     User number evolution, in Africa
             1998 - 2006
                   Million users
mobile                  Workshop on the Role of Mobile Technologies
                             in Fostering Social Development

microfinance                  June 2-3 2008, Sao Paulo, Brazil




     Linking urban and rural areas
mobile                      Workshop on the Role of Mobile Technologies
                                 in Fostering Social Development

microfinance                      June 2-3 2008, Sao Paulo, Brazil




               M-banking pioneers




                                 Source: CGAP 2008
mobile                                          Workshop on the Role of Mobile Technologies
                                                     in Fostering Social Development

microfinance                                          June 2-3 2008, Sao Paulo, Brazil



     Why m-microfinance has a huge potential
            for social development?

       Mobiles allow substantial transaction cost reduction

           Cost-efficient financial services open huge opportunities

                Reach many so-called “unbanked”

                    Financial services boost entrepreneurship

                        Entrepreneurship is key for social development
mobile                                        Workshop on the Role of Mobile Technologies
                                                   in Fostering Social Development

microfinance                                        June 2-3 2008, Sao Paulo, Brazil




       Challenges ahead

       Raise awareness on the potential, at government level
       Collect/disseminate best practices and models to avoid
       Propose facilitating measures and regulations
       Provide revenue-sharing schemes that benefit All
       Ensure a gradual and constant progress towards a global
         mobile-based financial network for developing economies
mobile                                           Workshop on the Role of Mobile Technologies
                                                      in Fostering Social Development

microfinance                                           June 2-3 2008, Sao Paulo, Brazil




     The need for a
     dedicated and
     concerned group
      Ready to address collectively the challenges,
      and:

        A forum where all stakeholders are represented
        A body that voices concerns and recommendations
        A body that has influence at a high level
        A body that can act according to recommendations
mobile                         Workshop on the Role of Mobile Technologies
                                    in Fostering Social Development

microfinance                         June 2-3 2008, Sao Paulo, Brazil




   Thank you for your
       attention


               Raphaël Dard
           dard@intracen.org

				
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