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This blog is the last in a three part series that covers the workshop we held during the Connected World Forum Mobile Money Academy in Dubai on November 22, 2012.

In this blog, we share our PowerPoint presentation with our strategy, tips and lessons learned in making use of mobile money for development.

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Better Than Cash: Strategies and Tips from the Field (Part 1)

Better Than Cash Alliance: Updates during the Connected World Forum 2012

Mobile Money for Development: Experiences from Kenya, the Philippines & Afghanistan

How Mobile Money Saved This Project 60% in Grant Operating Costs

The Better Than Cash Initiative: Experiences Using Mobile Money in the Field 

Better Than Cash Initiative

Using Mobile Money to provide Payroll Services – an Example of the Better Than Cash Initiative from the Field

Better Than Cash – Using Mobile Money for Development in Kenya


Anthony Latta is a project management and international development specialist with Chemonics International and has administered USAID and other U.S. Government projects throughout Europe, Eurasia, Afghanistan and Kenya. He has extensive experience and is recognized as a company leader in using mobile payments (M-Pesa) for operations and grants activities.

Anthony Petalcorin  is an IT and mobile money advisor with Chemonics International.  He currently works with Chemonics as the mobile money advisor on the FAIDA project and previously worked for over 14 years on the USAID/MABS program were he was the Senior MIS Manager and oversaw much of the mobile money product development work with rural banks as well as coordinated work with the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (Philippine Central Bank) on e-banking and e-money compliance issues for rural banks.

Mobile Money Advocate

John Owens  is a director at Chemonics International and is a senior advisor on mobile money, mobile banking, and financial inclusion.  He has worked on public private partnerships to expand financial inclusion for the past 24 years and previously served as the Chief of Party for the USAID/MABS program where he worked closely with RBAP, rural banks, and the mobile money providers to operationalize the use of mobile money to facilitate greater access to banking services.

Note that the views in this article and presentation are strictly those of authors: John Owens, Anthony Petalcorin, and Anthony Latta and do not necessarily reflect the views of Chemonics International, USAID, or the Better Than Cash Alliance.