Since the launch of mobile money in the 2000s, the GSMA has received hundreds of requests for country-level insights into the industry. These requests have come from multilateral institutions, national and regional central banks, academia, management consultants, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) enterprises, and from mobile money providers themselves, as well as, from other financial service providers.
In order to meet this demand while also protecting the data submitted by the industry, the GSMA has developed the Mobile Money Prevalence Index (MMPI). The MMPI is a composite index that considers mobile money adoption, activity and accessibility at country level in order to facilitate comparisons between markets.
By publishing the MMPI, the GSMA hopes that more third-party stakeholders will consider leveraging existing mobile money infrastructure for the direct or indirect benefit of financially excluded people across low- and middle-income economies.