Tag Archives: Kenya

[VIDEO] Devang Vussonji on Solutions to Unemployment with CNBC Africa

Devang Vussonji, Partner and Tanzania Office Director at Dalberg, joined CNBC Africa to discuss the link between education and unemployment in East Africa. Devang explained that there is a disconnect between the skills employers look for, and the attributes schools … Continue reading

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Who Stands to Benefit from the TICAD Summit in Nairobi? Everyone, If We Can Forge the Right Partnerships

By Edwin Macharia and Naoko Koyama Nairobi recently hosted the 6th Tokyo International Conference of Africa’s Development (TICAD) conference (27th – 28th August 2016). Everyone is curious to see what benefits emerging discussions from the conference will bring the continent … Continue reading

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Borrowing and Saving – Not Two Sides of the Same Coin

By Dalberg’s Michael Mori, and ACCION International’s Elisabeth Rhyne From a mathematical point of view, borrowing and saving are mirror images. In both cases many small payments allow for one or more large payouts. Only the sequence differs. Stuart Rutherford’s classic … Continue reading

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Applications Open to the Inaugural Edition of the Lion’s Den

Dalberg is supporting the inaugural edition of the Lion’s Den. Modeled on the Dragon’s Den and Shark Tank, entrepreneurs in the Lion’s Den will pitch their business, design, product or idea to a panel of five Kenyan business leaders. Lion’s … Continue reading

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Dalberg’s Ciku Kimeria Discusses Visa Openness on BBC

When Dalberg’s Ciku Kimeria planned her road trip through Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Togo, and Benin earlier this year, she expected her home continent to embrace her with open arms. But this Kenyan woman—a seasoned traveller to 42 countries, 16 … Continue reading

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Back to School, On to Unemployment? Addressing the Global Crisis Facing Youth

This article originally appeared on The Huffington Post. By Devang Vussonji and Faaria Volinski It’s dark outside when Martin Kiptoo Kiyeng opens his eyes. He gazes at the concrete ceiling of the room he shares with his cousin’s brother in … Continue reading

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Should Your Friend Be Your Banker? Digital Models Test the Waters

This article originally appeared on CGAP. By Wameek Noor, Gaurav Gupta, and Raahil Rai Lending to and borrowing from family or friends can either be easy, or terribly complicated. On one hand, when lending to those in your own social … Continue reading

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Entrepreneur Kaakpema Yelpaala: The Access.Mobile CEO on ClinicCommunicator and Thinking Big

By Faaria Volinski In 2014, Dalberg alum Kaakpema Yelpaala launched ClinicCommunicator, which allows hospitals and clinics to send important messages to patients like appointment and medication reminders, or information on new health threats. Now widely used in Uganda and Kenya, … Continue reading

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Slideshow: Empowering Women to Use the Mobile Internet

By Robert Fabricant & Younghee Jung In developing countries, the number of unique subscribers using mobile internet has grown from 728 million in 2010 to 1.8 billion in 2014. This growth has profound implications for women’s economic, social, and political … Continue reading

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Can giving money to the poor – no strings attached – create development impact?

By Bhavana Chilukuri From 1974 to 1979, all of the residents of Dauphin, Manitoba earning below a certain income level received a cash transfer every month – no questions asked, no conditions given. The goal of the “Mincome Experiment,” as … Continue reading

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