Mobile Payments Try to Take Root in Afghanistan

February 25, 2011

Technology Review, MIT


The ever-expanding presence of mobile banking in developing countries is a research topic for CFSP member, Tavneet Suri.  Here, Suri shares her thoughts on the introduction of mobile banking in Afghanistan, commenting on factors that contributed to its widespread use in her area of interest, Kenya.  "I think a lot of their success has been in placing their agent network up and running," Suri says. "And it can't be just in the city. [The agents] have to be everywhere."