Chris Blattman

Links I liked

  1. Vote for your favorite development blog
  2. Mobile money reaches Uganda
  3. Excellent new blog on industrialization and development in Africa

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  1. A bit behind the times here!

    Mobile money reached Uganda a long time ago (3 years or so) when MTN lauched mobile money. Since there’s been UTL’s m-sente, Zains Zap (now airtel) and Warid’s Pesa.

    MTN has a strangle hold on the market with it’s product though. The rest of the providers are just scouring for crumbs fallen from MTN’s table.

    More interesting is the soon to be lauched SIM registration: “You cannot have a thriving mobile money system and the SIM cards are unregistered; you must have your SIM card registered to say this is my account. It’s like having a bank account without any formal registration.” –

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