Fie Insights

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CLimate finance

To combat climate change, trillions of dollars in climate investment must be leveraged; as well as climate change transparency and accountability in order to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of climate finance. Transparency and accountability are pivotal due to the fundamental imbalance of power within and across nations. Improvement of both values is required to empower...

counterfeit

Counterfeiting is a billion-dollar industry that is widespread globally. Each year, the industry generates an estimated USD 250 billion in revenue. According to the Anti-counterfeit Agency (ACA) 1 in every 5 products retailing in the market in Kenya is a counterfeit; with over 4 million Kenyans consuming the counterfeit products. In 2017, counterfeits rivaled top...

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...

grocery (2)

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...