Can mobile banking take off in Afghanistan?
- February 28, 2011
- Bill Maurer, anthropology professor and chair and IMTFI director, is quoted in the Christian Science Monitor February 25, 2011
From the Christian Science Monitor:
Setting up a system of mobile payments in Afghanistan proved to be especially complicated, according to Chipchase's two-week survey. Sporadic attacks on cell-phone towers by the Taliban have crippled coverage in parts of the country, and the regime has decreed that cell towers be turned off at night. "The elephant in the room, of course, is war," says Bill Maurer, director of the Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion at the University of California in Irvine, which funded the study.
For the full story, please visit http://www.csmonitor.com/Innovation/Latest-News-Wires/2011/0225/Can-mobi...
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