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Saccos Regulatory Authority

SACCO MANAGEMENT: WHERE ARE THE WOMEN?

So much for women’s empowerment, or the constitution’s two-thirds gender rule, a report by the Sacco Regulatory Authority (Sasra) has revealed that of the 165 chairpersons of deposit-taking savings and credit cooperative societies, only six are women. Of the 4.78 million Sacco members some 1,634,760 are women, 34.2 percent of the total but when it […]

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World Bank diagnostic

WORLD BANK: WHY KENYA’S NOT WORKING

Pre-Covid official figures from the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics estimate that some half-a-million (500,000) small enterprises cease trading every year, the entrepreneurial life blood of the economy cut off at source. Now a report from the World Bank suggests some answers as to why this is happening. The World Bank’s Systematic Country Diagnostic report […]

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The UK’s International Trade Minister Ranil Jayawardena and Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Trade, Minister Betty Maina exchange the new trade deal

KENYA-UK: NEW YEAR, NEW TRADE DEAL

It’s a new deal: as the UK leaves the European Union later today a new trade agreement between the UK and Kenya comes into force. The ‘U.K.-Kenya Economic Partnership Agreement’ comes into effect on January 1 (to be reviewed every five years). In December Kenya signed an agreement with the U.K. to ensure continued preferential […]

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Caroline Pulver

EMPOWERING WOMEN AND YOUTH THROUGH EDUCATION AND SAVINGS

By Caroline Pulver How can we realise the potential of young people and women to benefit the whole economy? I have been reflecting on the power of education and the effectiveness of payment and savings tools like mobile money. If the youth and women are supported to reach their potential, there are economic dividends to […]

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Women's Empowerment

WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT IN KENYA

Africa and Kenya in particular has come a long way from the stereotype of a man walking on the road with a staff in his hand, wife trailing behind carrying firewood on her head, a child on her back and another suckling her breast. A long way yes, but not far enough. A lot has […]

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