Innovating informal economies through COVID-19

Fintech Beat, Ep. 62

A hostess of the Orange Money company pays a bill from a mobile phone account in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. (Issouf Sanogo/AFP via Getty Images)
A hostess of the Orange Money company pays a bill from a mobile phone account in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. (Issouf Sanogo/AFP via Getty Images)
Posted August 18, 2020 at 5:00am

Sabine Mensah, the United Nations Capital Development Fund’s lead for digitalization in West and Central Africa, provides an insider’s account of the region's innovation curve and how mobile payments, digital identities and e-commerce solutions are transforming what it means to have an “informal” economy.

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