Kenya

Case study

Modern Energy Services in Low and Middle-Income Countries

How can strategies and technologies be developed to provide poor people in remote areas with sustainable access to modern energy? This case study contrasts three interventions—in Kenya, Mali, and Mozambique— in order to learn from their successes and failures. It shows how projects were scaled up when results were positive and cut back when they failed to meet expectations.

Practitioner

Carsten Hellpap

During the last 25 years Carsten Hellpap has worked at GTZ now Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), and presently is the manager of the International Partnership Programme "Energising Development (EnDev)".

Practitioner

Dirk Schäfer

Practitioner

Alexandria Valerio

Alexandria Valerio is a lead education specialist in the Education Global Practice at the World Bank Group. She is currently a member of World Development Report 2018, which focuses on Education.

Practitioner

Patrick Lumumba Osewe

Patrick L. Osewe is Lead Health Specialist for the Southern Africa region of the World Bank. Based in South Africa, he provides technical assistance and operational support to health projects across the region.

Practitioner

Barjor E. Mehta

Barjor Mehta is currently the Lead Urban Specialist with the East Asia Urban team based in Beijing, China and a Co-Global Lead of the City Management, Governance and Finance Global Solutions Group.

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Sumila Gulyani

Sumila Gulyani is currently the Global Lead for Urban Development Strategy and Analytics at the World Bank. From 2012-2014, she served as Manager for Urban Development, Water Supply and Sanitation, and Disaster Risk Management in the Europe and Central Asia Region of the World Bank.

Case study

WORLDREADER: CREATING A CULTURE OF E-READING AROUND THE GLOBE

This case study explores how Worldreader’s digital reading program, implemented by international and local partner nongovernmental organizations, provides children and their families in 53 countries access to culturally and linguistically relevant digital books.

Case study

Bridge International Academies: Delivering Quality Education at a Low Cost in Kenya, Nigeria, and Uganda

This case study explores how Bridge International Academies, a for-profit education company founded in 2008, has developed an education model that leverages technology and scale to train and support underserved communities to deliver pre-primary (nursery and kindergarten) and primary school education. Bridge international Academies builds, staffs, and operates more than 450 low-cost private schools in marginalized communities in Kenya, Nigeria, and Uganda.

Case study

Leveraging Mobile Phones to Enable Basic Banking, Payments, and Economic Growth

In the developed world, one barrier hindering the switch to mobile cash is the costly banking infrastructure—cash machines and bank branches. But in Kenya, bank branches and ATMs are few. Before 2007, Kenyans had difficulty transferring money, as there was no well-established, non-cash method for financial transactions.  However, 83 percent of the population 15 years and older had mobile phones with embedded SIM cards, a technology that can facilitate many things, including payment transactions.