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9. AFRONOMICS: M-Pesa and the Rise of Digital Financial Services in Africa

"What factors made the M-Pesa revolution possible in Kenya?"

Sub-Saharan Africa is the only region where the share of adults with a mobile money account now exceeds 10 percent. That mobile revolution began in Kenya. In this episode o... view more

About the Presenters

Njuguna S. Ndungu

Executive Director, African Economic Research Consortium

Njuguna S. Ndung'u is the Executive Director of the African Economic Research Consortium based in Kenya. Before joining AERC, he held the position of Kenya's Central Bank Governor, from 2007 until March 2015. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and master's and bachelor's degrees in economics from the University of Nairobi. Prior to his appointment as Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya, Prof. Ndung'u held positions at the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), the University of Nairobi where he taught advanced economic theory and econometrics, the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), and the Kenya Institute of Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA). Prof. Ndung'u has extensive policy, research, and teaching expertise in macroeconomics, microeconomics, econometrics, and poverty reduction.

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DR. YOGENDRA NATH

- Sep 18, 2021
Interesting.

Mahaman Mourtala

- Sep 15, 2021
Great!

EBRAHIM

- Aug 16, 2021
Great

Jes�s Manuel

- Aug 11, 2021
Great Conversation

jose luis

- Aug 1, 2021
muy bien

nelisa

- Mar 3, 2021
interesting

MOHAMMAD

- Jan 20, 2021
Great course! informative and knowledgeable documents.

Tosin

- Jun 20, 2020
Very Good

Ademola

- Jun 17, 2020
Good

Christian

- Jun 17, 2020
Awesome
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