HKUST PPOL Newsletter Spring 2023

10 Research Showcase model within the specific context of Pakistan and assessment of the extent of the model’s reliance on ICT. Second, a dissection of the PPP model to understand the degree to which it suits Pakistan’s prevailing socioeconomic context. Third, a discussion of the applicability of the model—under which mobile phones serve as a key tool for solving social problems and creating social enterprises—to other neighboring South Asian economies such as Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, and Nepal—which represent similar levels of socioeconomic development. Sharif, Naubahar, and Athar Mansoor. “Pakistan Post and the Creation of an Innovative Business Model to Enhance Financial Inclusion.” Public Sector Reforms in Pakistan: Hierarchies, Markets and Networks. model characterized as a comprehensive public–private partnership (PPP) plan. This plan proposes combining Pakistan Post’s network of post offices—which serve as savings banks—with mobile phone platforms, enabling people across Pakistan to access financial services either physically or virtually. Three key sets of issues were analyzed: First, the explication of the characteristics of this new information and communication technology (ICT)-driven PPP business his book chapter investigates and analyses the efforts led by Pakistan Post to create a new business T Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2022. 251-273. Mobile Money Solution