Prof. Mbiti Discusses Mobile Banking and Poverty Finding with NPR


12/12/2016

NPR

EdPolicyWorks faculty affiliate, Isaac Mbiti, discusses mobile banking and poverty with NPR.

Dial M For Money: Can Mobile Banking Lift People Out Of Poverty?

Isaac Mbiti, a professor of policy and economics at the University of Virginia who was not part of the study, calls the findings 'a big deal.'

'This is the first time we actually have hard data to show there is a relationship between having access to mobile money and reducing poverty,' says Mbiti.