A woman in Pakistan talks on a mobile phone. © Muzammil Pasha/World Bank
SOUTH ASIA
About 100 million adults in Pakistan don’t have access to financial services, yet Pakistan is leading the way in South Asia in the use of mobile money. “New technology and the rapid expansion of branchless banking offer unprecedented opportunities to transform financial inclusion in Pakistan,” said World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, who is visiting the country.Read More »

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In 2014, an average of 3% of people in South Asia used a mobile phone to send or receive money. While there are still gaps between how often men and women use these services, Pakistan leads the region with 9% of men and 2% of women moving money on their mobiles.
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