Dr. Babcock was Team Leader for USAID/Malawi’s Mobile Money Accelerator Project (MMAP). MMAP started in October 2012 only eight months after the launch by Airtel of the very first mobile wallet! MMAP played a key role in bringing together the stakeholders; regulators, mobile financial service providers, government, etc. so helped to ‘pave the road’ for subsequent mobile money traffic. MMAP had a broad scope; demand, supply, regulation and e-vouchers as well as pilots in agriculture, education, social cash transfers, SACCO’s/MFI’s and VSLA’s. We revealed lessons learned that can inform USAID’s mobile money programming worldwide.