George Mugweru

Posts by George Mugweru

Do the M-PESA Rails Contribute to Financial Inclusion?

The Note examines progress towards financial inclusion in Kenya, and concludes that while M-PESA’s rails offer the potential, Kenya may yet have to wait to realise affordable, effective financial inclusion.

Riding the M-PESA Rails: Advantages & Disadvantages

This Note examines if, how and where financial institutions are realising the potential of M-PESA to make their systems more efficient and their products more accessible.

Innovation and Adaptation on the M-PESA Rails

This note examines some of the savings and related services offered to the low-income market segment using M-PESA ‘rails’, and highlights the challenges they face.

M-Shwari: Market Reactions and Potential Improvements

Customers also have a series of specific recommendations to improve the M-Shwari product which is outlined in the Note.

Analysis of Financial Institutions Riding the M-PESA Rails

This paper analyses the FIs riding the M-PESA rails stating that many M-PESA customers find formal banking services inaccessible or expensive, and the advantages of transactions by phone is preferable.