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  • Reply to: Mobile connectivity in Africa has already arrived   2 weeks 4 days ago

    I am in total Agreement. In my Msc project entitled"The Role of Mobile phone communication in Diffusion of Dairy Goat rearing in Mutonguni division, Kitui West county, Kenya", One of my findings was that those farmers who had used mobile phones longer had higher survival rates of their goats and reaped more benefits than their colleagues who did not own or had access to mobile phones.They had higher income and better living standards.

  • Reply to: Why has the Kenyan Shilling declined so sharply?   2 weeks 4 days ago

    The issues you have addressed to say the least are the solutions of our unstable shilling. The major reason for Kenya not having enough money to cushion the deficits in dollar is the embrace of Chinese as major trading and development partners since most of their companies are keen in remittances back to their country and not to develop the local economy so the sooner we put controls on them the better.

  • Reply to: Building financial capability in Rwanda   2 weeks 6 days ago

    Congratulations Doug; as a colleague on the ground in Rwanda, I hear a lot of positive feedback about this program. I look forward to the next entry.

  • Reply to: Building financial capability in Rwanda   2 weeks 6 days ago

    Dear Douglas,
    Congratulations for this well written piece of paper...I fully agree with the Government's efforts to strengthen SACCOs and Microfinance institutions so that access to finance is made possible for the citizens across the country. I am among the founders of one microfinance institution for women since 1997 (COPEDU Ltd) and I have been impressed by the incredible transformation that access to finance does in the families’ wellbeing, the country’s socio-economic development as well as the overall national economy. I happy the Bank is going to do something in this field.
    Best regards, Dimitrie

  • Reply to: The Ebola epidemic may be over soon, but the emergency won’t be   3 weeks 3 days ago

    Appreciated this entry and the Lancet paper and the findings therein. No need to 'be afraid' with your policy recommendation. As you have noted, it is a big part of what needs to, and hopefully, will be [continuously] done: health systems strengthening!