Mpesa Mozambique (IFC-602138)

  • Mozambique
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Oct 11, 2017
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Vodacom Mozambique
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Communications
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Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 3.90 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Feb 13, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Nov 14, 2018

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Project Description
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The objective of the proposed advisory services is to support Vodacom Mpesa Mozambique to scale up its digital financial services business and promote increased access to financial services and financial inclusion in Mozambique.

IFCs role in the project will be to provide technical advisory services that will support MPESA in expanding their digital financial service.

The project comprises;

  1. Business modelling - this will involve financial modelling to help the client build a sustainable operation that is sensitive to pricing for consumers and commissions for the entire value chain. Ultimately, this exercise will focus on ensuring that the business plans for sustainable growth - long term.
  2. Customer acquisition- In Mozambique, access to formal financial services is low. Marketing mobile money to the unbanked requires a highly interactive approach using simplified products that resonate with the users day to day needs. This project will help the client develop and deploy an effective customer acquisition strategy that will target a larger segment of the population that presently has limited access to these services.
  3. Merchant proposition and product development the goal is to develop and roll out a new Merchant proposition for M-Pesa. This will also include the business case development for new products like micro loans and savings.
  4. Agent network build out and management - mobile banking deployments need a well-structured agent network/distribution strategy to support the growth, management and oversight of the network. The project will support the client in achieving this through review of their agent management and compensation structure and building staff capacity to manage the agent network.
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The objective of the proposed advisory services is to support Vodacom Mpesa Mozambique to scale up its digital financial services business and promote increased access to financial services and financial inclusion in Mozambique.

Investment Description
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Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
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