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Summary Report: The financial revolution in Africa-Mobile payments services in a new global age

By Josephine Osikena.

The Foreign Policy Centre (FPC) in partnership with the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office(FCO) and in association with the City of London Corporation and 'This is Africa', (the FT's bimonthly magazine), hosted a one day London conference (2012) focused on how best to regulate and expand the provision of mobile payment services across Africa and beyond.

This report distils the main ideas and experiences shared through a series of main plenary sessions and a range of working group discussions at the London conference. The report comprises of two central elements. The first provides guidelines and principles that could support the development of a framework outlining how effective regulation might be shaped. The second suggests potential implementation features which could explore how effective regulation might be implemented, scaled up and replicated.

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