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