Building a Secure and Inclusive Global Financial Ecosystem

08 Sep 2017

The 2017 Brookings Financial and Digital Inclusion Project (FDIP) report evaluates access to and usage of affordable financial services by underserved people across 26 geographically, politically, and economically diverse countries. The report assesses these countries’ financial inclusion ecosystems based on four dimensions of financial inclusion: country commitment, mobile capacity, regulatory environment, and adoption of selected traditional and digital financial services.  The report further examines key developments in the global financial inclusion landscape, highlights selected financial […]

Implementing mobile money interoperability in Indonesia

07 Jul 2015

On May 15, 2013, Indonesia’s three major mobile operators—Telkomsel, Indosat and XL—went live with a ground-breaking initiative that enabled their mobile money customers to send and receive money across each other’s networks. This was a milestone in the mobile money industry. for the first time, mobile money platforms run by mobile operators could talk to each other—account to account, or “walletto- wallet”—in real time. In most countries with mobile money […]