Kenya is proving an excellent testing ground for initiatives that prove successful elsewhere in Sub-Saharan Africa. It was the home of the pay-as-you-go model of mobile telecoms services and still has the highest penetration of mobile banking anywhere in the world.
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February 8, 2017 05:01 UTC
Reports on the success of Kenya’s electrification program seem too good to be true. Official figures suggest that the proportion of the population with access to electricity at home has increased from 27% in 2013 to 55% this year, putting the country on course to achieve its goal of 95% electrification by 2021.
September 18, 2015 00:01 UTC
So what’s changed in the six years since Copenhagen? A lot, it turns out.
The world has moved on from outmoded country definitions of “developing” which grouped fast-developing economies like China alongside much poorer nations including many of those in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
There is now a much wider acceptance among governments that everyone has to pull their weight, while respecting common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities. Governments have crossed the battle lines and are looking for workable solutions, instead of fighting over who’s to blame, the World Bank said in May.