Partnerships in Mobile Financial Services: Factors for Success

IFC worked with key influencers and experts in the world of blockchain, distributed ledgers, and digital finance to create a series of six in-depth research papers examining the potential and perils of blockchain. These documents collectively examine the general contours and technology underlying blockchain, its growing impact in the financial services sector, and its implications for emerging markets.

They also provide a regional analysis of blockchain developments in emerging markets, with particular attention paid to financial sectors, as well as a look at the implications and potential applications of blockchain beyond finance, especially with regard to global value chains.

This is the first research study on mobile financial services from the Partnership for Financial Inclusion. It looks at what factors determine successful commercial partnerships between mobile network operators, financial institutions and payment providers in the deployment of mobile financial services, drawing on case studies from Cambodia, Ghana, Kenya and Pakistan.