Mobile Money and COVID-19: What can we learn from East Africa?

By Berna Mugema, Head of Experimentation UNDP Accelerator Lab Uganda and Lillian Njoro, Head of Experimentation UNDP Accelerator Lab Kenya

Mobile information — Man in Marsabit. ©UNDP Kenya/Amunga Eshuchi

The Rise of Mobile Money in East Africa

A closer look: Uganda’s Boda-Boda go digital

Coast Circuit — Traders. ©UNDP Kenya/Allan Gichigi
Bahati a fruit vendor in Old Town Mombasa, reading the newspaper. ©UNDP Kenya/Allan Gichigi

Mobile Money takes on new meaning during social distancing

Figure 1: Graph showing an increase in daily median mobile money transaction value after the waiver on costs for transactions
Figure 1: Graph showing an increase in daily median mobile money transaction value after the waiver on costs for transactions up to KSh 1,000 was announced on March 16th.

Mobile money as a bedrock for e-commerce platforms during the pandemic

Telecommunication Portrait of woman in Turkana. ©UNDP Kenya/Allan Gichigi

Post-COVID-19: The “new normal”

As part of the Accelerator Labs, we look forward to learning from emerging trends and finding ways of leveraging this technology to leapfrog interventions that support socio-economic recovery efforts.

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