Practicing what we Preach: Initiating Bulk Payment Disbursements

Practicing what we Preach: Initiating Bulk Payment Disbursements

The Tigo Ghana head office sits on a shady, surprisingly quiet road in central Accra, nestled next to government buildings and museums. An office on the top floor of the three-story building is home to the mobile network operator’s Mobile Financial Services (MFS) division, known as TigoCash.

Digital Cash Transfers in Liberia

Digital Cash Transfers in Liberia

As cash transfers become an increasingly respected and relied-upon method of delivering relief to communities affected by conflict and environmental disasters, NGOs working in the humanitarian space will more frequently be required to manage networks of merchants and agents in their roles as disbursers of international funding.

The Economics of Affordable and Available Housing

The Economics of Affordable and Available Housing

An estimated 62 percent of U.S. renter households (about 27 million families) earn less than 80 percent of the area median income. Roughly 73 percent of these households (over 19 million families) spend over 30 percent of their income on rental housing.

The towering housing cost burden is a significant barrier for these families in transitioning out of poverty.

Future of Mobile Money for Cocoa Farmers in Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana

Future of Mobile Money for Cocoa Farmers in Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana

SIA has published a report on the design and execution of a market research study in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire that determined the demand for digital financial services in the cocoa value chain with an emphasis on farmer financial inclusion and the potential of mobile money to enhance farmers’ livelihoods.

Empowering Women with Digital Financial Services

Empowering Women with Digital Financial Services

Researchers and implementers have long known that women play a central role in financing family and community needs. What we are now finding is that DFS tools can enhance their role.

Eyes on Economics: Present State of Performance & Future Forecast for Arlington County

Eyes on Economics: Present State of Performance & Future Forecast for Arlington County

In February, SIA Vice President Massoud Ahmadi presented to a packed auditorium of Arlington County citizens on the present and future states of the county’s economic development. Massoud told citizens that future economic growth in Arlington requires the diversification of its economic base. Arlington must take advantage of its competitive advantage in information services and financial activities by helping expand business formation in these sectors.