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Roads

Infrastructure development is a key driver of progress in Africa, as well as a critical enabler of productivity and long-term economic growth. Closing the infrastructure financing gap estimated at $100 billion per year is critical for the continent’s economic development, people’s quality of life, poverty eradication, and business expansion. Africa’s infrastructure deficit can be divided...

Supply chain

Supply chain management (SCM) refers to all the steps and processes involved in the lifecycle of a product, right from its conception, creation, distribution, up until its consumption. At each stage of the life cycle, supply chain managers are tasked with maintaining efficiencies in the production processes and ensuring timely deliveries to the consumers. Over...

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The global food and grocery industry has experienced tremendous disruption, thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic. As highlighted in our previous article on “Digital transformation in the food and grocery delivery industry in Kenya”, this disruption was experienced in an array of industries leading to the “tech-celeration” of digital innovations. Five years of technological advances were...

Embeded finance

An increase in access and adoption of internet as well as recent events such as the Covid-19 pandemic that limited people’s movement have catalyzed a rapid transition into online banking across Africa.  Today it is possible to get a loan from a bank without ever seeing the inside of its halls. Leveraging on this market-driven...

Banks

Independently, governance, risk and compliance (GRC) have always been of concern to businesses especially those in the financial services who face numerous regulations. GRC is an approach to management that looks at the 3 principles holistically throughout the entire organization. Under GRC all three components have to be implemented collectively, as opposed to having just...

GROCERY

Globally, markets are starting to embrace online grocery shopping, even though the rate of adoption is slow. Multiple retailers are expanding their offerings into online grocery shopping. In Europe, some of the retailers are Tesco and Ahold. In the US, some examples include FreshDirect and Amazon Fresh while in Kenya, some of the retailers offering...

Consumer

Despite Africa’s economic and political volatility, geographical complexities, and infrastructural gaps, global business interest in the continent is continuously blooming. Among the key drivers of this interest are a population that is fast growing & urbanizing, increasing digital & mobile access, innovations and large reservoirs of key natural resources (arable land and minerals). In the...