Thursday January 12, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EST
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CGAP Headquarters 
1825 I Street NW
7th Floor
Washington, DC 20006

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Molly Tolzmann 

The M-PESA Effect: Can Mobile Money End Poverty? 

The vast majority of Kenyans use M-PESA on their mobile phones to store money and send it to others via text messages. New research by William Jack and Tavneet Suri shows that M-PESA usage over a six-year period lifted 2 percent of Kenyan households out of poverty, especially households headed by women. Is mobile money itself the driver of economic development?   

Join us at CGAP Headquarters in Washington, DC for a roundtable discussion with William Jack and learn more about his latest research on the impact of M-PESA on the economic lives of Kenyans.

When:     Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017  |  10:00 - 11:00 am US EST

Where:    CGAP Headquarters (1825 I Street NW; Washington, DC 20006)

Who:        William Jack, Professor of Economics, Georgetown University


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