Mobile Money in Action: Myths, Facts and Simulations | Workshop Report

  • Date Posted: March 19, 2015
  • Authors: mSTAR Bangladesh
  • Organizations/Projects: FHI 360
  • Document Types: Other, Technical Report
  • Donor Type: Non-US Government Agency

USAID’s mSTAR project aims to increase operational efficiency and productivity across USAID Bangladesh’s agricultural and health portfolios through mobile and electronic payment adoption. Aligned with this objective, mSTAR Bangladesh facilitates quarterly and district-level technical workshops to increase awareness and competence of relevant USAID implementing partners (IPs) on the benefits of using mobile payments. 

The fifth quarterly workshop focused on common myths that people hold about mobile money. Participants also participated in a simulation to identify potential opportunities for incorporating mobile money into two illustrative projects. The workshop also discussed how mSTAR could help interested USAID IPs in transitioning from cash to mobile payments.