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USAID at UNGA 2013: Day Two

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A recap of USAID’s participation during, and around, several events at this year’s United Nations General Assembly. Read more >>

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Coordination Counts: Fostering Mobile Money in Malawi

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USAID is working with the Government of Malawi and the local community to lift millions out of poverty through electronic payments. Read more >>

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USAID, Founding Member of the Better than Cash Alliance, Pledges Deep Commitment on One Year Anniversary

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Administrator Rajiv Shah reflects on the anniversary of USAID’s Better Than Cash Alliance to the lives of 2.5 billion people who currently lack access to formal financial services. Read more >>

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How USAID’s Partners are Transitioning to E-payments

A neighborhood shopkeeper writes down transaction details after processing a mobile money transfer. Photo: Manpreet Romana/AFP, USAID.

Mobile payments are changing our work in a fundamental way and enhancing people’s lives. Read more >>

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From the Field in Afghanistan: Mobile Phones Changing Lives

Omar, who owns a supermarket in Kabul, uses M-Paisa for most of his transactions. Photo credit: USAID/Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s telecommunication sector is connecting people with mobile money products. Read more >>

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The Future of Mobile Money in Afghanistan

Afghanistan is leap frogging with mobile technology. Photo credit: USAID

Afghanistan is introducing new technology, particularly in the mobile technology space and capturing the world’s imagination with its success with mobile money. Read more >>

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VIDEO: Twitter Chat on Mobile Money on May 9

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Join Nandini Harihareswara on Thursday, May 9th at noon for an #AskUSAID Twitter Expert Hour. Read more >>

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Video of the Week: Animating M-PESA

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Public-private partnerships are a critical way that USAID is doing business differently and maximizing our impact. Read more >>

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Empowering Women with Mobile Money: The Tanzania Report

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In Tanzania, using mobile money has improved lives because of its ease and convenience. Read more >>

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Better Than Cash: Project Update

Several young Afghan men listen as a representative from M-Paisa, or mobile money, describes how mobile bill pay works. The ability to pay the electricity bill via mobile phone, rather than going to the bank, will be a great convenience for Afghans who often lack access to inexpensive transportation. Photo credit: FAIDA

To accelerate the replacement of cash with inclusive electronic payments, USAID created the Better Than Cash Alliance, a group of countries and private companies all over the world committed to solving the “messy cash” problem. Read more >>

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