Liberian government institutions and civil servants now realize the significant benefits of mobile money payments and USAID is continuing to support governance innovations in this area. The USAID/Liberia Mission and the USAID Global Development Lab are partnering with IBI to provide further technical support under the Digital Liberia and e-Governance Project. IBI is working closely with the CSA and Ministry of Finance's newly created Mobile Money Unit, and mobile network operators to improve salary payment procedures, expand the mobile money network, and develop technical capacities to scale up the use of mobile money payments.
IBI looks forward to supporting Liberia as it continues to be more efficient and effective in paying civil service employees through mobile money solutions. As CSA Director for Pay, Benefits and Pensions Roland Kallon puts it, “for us mobile money is the future, it’s the most reliable way we can pay civil servants”.
Philip Pleiwon is the Mobile Money Lead for the Digital Liberia and e-Governance Project