Decreasing the Gender Gap in Accessing Mobile Phone Services

The GSMA mWomen Program is an unprecedented global public-private partnership between the worldwide mobile industry and the international development community.

GSMA mWomen Global Development Alliance

The GSMA mWomen Global Development Alliance brings Visa, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID),the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) and GSMA Foundation in a partnership to close the gender gap in access to mobile phones and the life-enhancing services they can provide. The partnership’s goals include reducing the mobile phone gender gap by 50% and enabling an additional 150 million underserved women in developing countries to own and effectively use mobile phones and their services, including mobile financial services. This will serve to accelerate women’s leadership potential and empower them to improve their quality of life and that of their families and communities.


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

    Australia | Staff size: Unknown

    The department’s purpose is to help make Australia stronger, safer and more prosperous by promoting and protecting our interests internationally and contributing to global stability and...

  • GSMA Mobile for Development

    United States | Staff size: 251-500

    The GSM Association (GSMA) is an association of mobile operators and related companies devoted to supporting the standardising, deployment and promotion of the GSM mobile telephone system. The...

  • Visa

    Investment & Finance
    United States | Staff size: 51-100

    Visa Inc. is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, financial institutions, and governments in more than 200 countries and territories, enabling...

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Key Information

  • Start Date 2011
  • End Date 2014
  • ValueUSD 9.85 Million