Mobile Money Case Study: A Closer Look at Opportunities for Mobile Financial Services in the Rice Value Chain in Bangladesh

  • Date Posted: July 20, 2016
  • Authors: Ferdous Hasnain Ivan and Md. Majidul Haque
  • Organizations/Projects: FHI 360
  • Document Types: Case Study or Vignette, Case Study or Vignette
  • Donor Type: Non-US Government Agency

The Rice Value Chain (RVC) project is a 15-month pilot project run by The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) Bangladesh to support the private sector with the goal of improving the efficiency of the rice value chain. After reviewing a request for technical assistance from IRRI, mSTAR/Bangladesh conducted an assessment to evaluate the transaction flows between various value chain actors in the rice value chain with the goal of identifying opportunities for integrating mobile financial services (MFS) into existing payment streams within the rice value chain to enhance efficiency and transparency.

This case study provides a look at the key findings from that assessment.