mSTAR: Mobile Solutions Technical Assistance and Research Activity Profile - Bangladesh

  • Date Posted: November 22, 2013
  • Authors: mSTAR Bangladesh
  • Organizations/Projects: FHI 360
  • Document Types: Tool, Other
  • Donor Type: Non-US Government Agency

The USAID/Bangladesh mSTAR activity supports the acceleration and adoption of mobile money and electronic payments (e-payments) within the USAID Mission’s programs, with a specific emphasis on health and agriculture. Implementation of this activity began in September 2013 and ran until September 2017.

Technical resources and reports produced by the mSTAR Bangladesh team are listed below. If you would like to stay up to date on new publications and other news, sign up for the monthly mSTAR Bangladesh Newsflash.

Mobile Money Snapshots describe the experiences of USAID- and non-USAID-funded organizations that have begun to replace cash with digital payments so that others can apply their lessons learned to their own transition to digital payments.

Infosheets provide information on different digital financial services available in Bangladesh so that USAID implementing partners can make more informed decisions when choosing a provider.

Tipsheets assist USAID implementing partners in Bangladesh to more effectively make use of digital financial services.

Mobile Money Experiences describe individual accounts of using mobile money and the impact it has on one's life.

Case Studies vary in nature and describe different aspects of transitioning from cash to digital payments.

Infographics capture the time and cost benefits of transitioning to mobile payments from cash, as experienced by development organizations in Bangladesh.

Digital Financial Service Product Innovations provide insight into digital financial service product innovations that USAID’s mSTAR/Bangladesh activity has helped to introduce to Bangladesh.

Technical Reports vary in nature and are produced based on technical activities.

Videos capture the stories of USAID staff and beneficiaries who have benefitted from transitioning to mobile payments from cash.

Training Manuals and Guides are aimed at helping practitioners use digital financial services.

Mobile Money Consultative Group documents include highlights and deliverables that come from the MMCG established by mSTAR/Bangladesh in August 2014.

Technical Workshops are designed to increase awareness and educate USAID/Bangladesh IPs working in the health and agriculture sectors on mobile money usage, and are especially beneficial for finance and programmatic staff who wish to learn about the benefits of using mobile money.

Technical Assistance Reports summarize TA provided by mSTAR/Bangladesh to grantees and other USAID IPs. mSTAR/Bangladesh provides technical assistance to USAID’s health and agriculture implementing partners to adopt mobile money into their project operations. To learn more about mSTAR technical assistance, please see the TA offerings document below.

Event Reports provide summaries of different events hosted by mSTAR/Bangladesh related to digital financial services and financial inclusion.