IMTFI Syntheses

 
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Keeping Cash: Assessing the Arguments about Cash and Crime

This white paper for Cash Matters, an International Currency Association (ICA) movement, assesses the current literature on cash, cash usage, crime, and terrorism. Drawing from the IMTFI's accumulated expertise on monetary ecologies - from cash to digital - it examines a range of institutional, legal, scholarly, policy, news, media and other sources to understand the current state of debate about - and evidence for - the links between cash, crime, and terrorism

 

Trust and Money: It's Complicated

 

Trust and Money: It's Complicated

This synthesis features IMTFI projects in Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, India, Mexico and the Philippines, exploring the theme of trust across four broad categories –Channels, Intermediaries, Accounting, and the Source. One of the key takeaways is that trust in new money technology grows when it can be one among many reliable channels for storing and transferring value.

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Snapshots of Gender and Financial Inclusion

This document highlights themes found across 18 IMTFI projects of how women interact with different forms of money in a shifting global financial landscape. 

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Warning Signs and Ways Forward

Emphasizing that there is no one-size-fits-all proposition, IMTFI researchers identify cross-cutting issues affecting client uptake for mobile and other electronic payment platforms. 

 

 

 

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Design Principles

Based on academic, industry and policy findings from IMTFI researchers, these design principles provoke new kinds of inquiry and practice and also offer checks and balances for designing and implementing savings services for the poor.

 

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New Organizational Models: Open-Source Financial Services Research
By Melissa Cliver

A catalog of selected works of IMTFI researchers from 2008-2010.

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"Lessons from the First Decade of (Studying) Mobile Money" by Taylor Nelms

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