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December 13, 2020

Usage of Electronic Payments by Small Business Owners in Mozambique

A collaborative effort with Banco de Moçambique.

This study is the first part of a project concerning Electronic Payments in Mozambique with the purpose of diagnosing the access to banking and electronic payments (POS, Mobile Banking and Mobile Money) by small businesses in the cities of Mozambique. For this purpose, 1.000 small firms were selected in the cities of Maputo and Matola to answer a baseline survey with the goal of analysing which businesses use these services and what factors, regarding the business and the owner, are more likely to influence their usage.

 
Principal Investigators:

Pedro Vicente (Nova SBE)

Esselina Macome (Central Bank of Mozambique)

 

Project Management:

Aurora Bila

Rafael Francisco

 
Field Coordination:

Margarida Ortigão

 
Managing Institutions:

NOVAFRICA

Banco de Moçambique

 
Funding:

International Growth Center

The full content was originally published in Novafrica.org

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