Is kenya a 3rd world country

NAIROBI: Kenya is the third most corrupt country in the world. This is according to a survey on prevalence of economic crimes released in Nairobi yesterday by audit firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

According to the survey, Kenya only fared better than South Africa and France. The findings come a day after President Uhuru Kenyatta said Kenyans were experts in stealing, whining and perpetuating tribalism. The President said this while addressing Kenyans who live in Israel.

Similar views were expressed by Chief Justice Willy Mutunga during a newspaper interview weeks before.

Is kenya a 3rd world country

Therefore, building products and services with a digital core sets up the opportunity to have a scalable solution which is ultra-affordable to communities in developing countries. This is seen through the combination of mobile phone take-up and the access to 300,000 apps that these phones provide”

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Project Everest has spearheaded a project called FarmEd in Fiji in which with the use of smartphone enables delivery of digital agricultural advice sourced through drone technology and expert input.

FarmED’s aim is to solve world hunger through accessible agricultural advice.

Is kenya a third world country

In countries like India, the integration of technology with smartphones will enable access to preventative healthcare that will be life-changing.

As for the distribution and affordability of smartphones in remote regions, Tink said that in early 2011, the Chinese brand Huawei unveiled the first budget-friendly Android smartphone that costs about $80 in Kenya, resulting in sales soaring past 350,000 handsets in less than 6 months.

He said: “This is a country where 60% of the population lives on less than $2 per day. With advances in the quality of the smartphone and further reductions in price over a billion people have come online in the last 5 years and another billion will come online by 2020.

“When products and services go digital their price falls exponentially as has been seen across cameras, video, solar and led lighting to name a few.

Is kenya a developing country

The question of what to call “the developing world” is a developing debate. Jing Wei for NPRhide captiontoggle captionJing Wei for NPR

The question of what to call “the developing world” is a developing debate.

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Our blog was born in 2014, and I’ll let you in on a little secret: We had a really hard time coming up with our name. (See: “Why Goats? Why Soda?”)

But that naming struggle was nothing compared with figuring out what to call the parts of the world we cover. Third World? Developing world? Global south? Low- and middle-income countries?

Every label has its problems — and, as it turns out, an interesting back story. Here’s what I learned from talking to many, many experts.

More than half a century ago, the Cold War was just starting.

It was Western capitalism versus Soviet socialism.

Is kenya considered a third world country

Central African Republic, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, are all located in the same region of the continent.

These countries are poor for a number of reasons. Many of them are poor because of political instability and bad governance. There is no country in the world in which governmental institutions are weak or non-existent that can count itself among the world’s richest, most prosperous societies.
Another factor that comes into play is the lingering effects of European colonialism, which has made good governance very difficult, if not impossible, for the people in the world’s poorest countries to achieve.

A Badly Governed Country Is A Poor Country

Many if not most of the world’s poorest countries are countries in which governing institutions are weak, if they exist at all, and leaders that genuinely care about their people are scarce.

Is kenya a second or third world country

In the private sector, a clique of top managers of Imperial Bank are in court for allegedly stealing more than Sh34 billion from bank deposits.

In most cases of economic crimes, the perpetrators were mainly insiders, a fact that has now been confirmed by PwC’s findings.

“Most economic crimes continue to be committed by internal fraudsters who were responsible for 70 per cent of the cases reported by Kenyan organisations,” Mr Thoithi reported.

And last month, the CJ laid bare his frustrations in the fight against corruption in the Judiciary, saying the country was being run by criminal cartels working with politicians.

“As long as I fight the cartels and they are protected, you cannot achieve anything.

Is kenya a first second or third world country

But there was another group of countries. Many of them were former colonies. None of them were squarely in either the Western or the Soviet camp. Thinking of these three factions, French demographer Alfred Sauvy wrote of “Three worlds, one planet” in an article published in L’Observateur in 1952.

The First World consisted of the U.S., Western Europe and their allies.
The Second World was the so-called Communist Bloc: the Soviet Union, China, Cuba and friends. The remaining nations, which aligned with neither group, were assigned to the Third World.

The Third World has always had blurred lines.

Long ago, the British drew up the borders of what became Sudan, without regard for the ethnic or religious differences of the local population. Decades later, after Sudan became independent, the Arab, Muslim-dominated government, based in Khartoum, attempted to impose Islam on the Christian, animist people of the south, who in turn, rose up in rebellion. The end result was a civil war that lasted for over two decades.

The war finally ended when the government in Khartoum agreed to allow the south to secede pending a referendum. In 2011, The Republic of South Sudan proclaimed its independence.

Unfortunately, the Sudanese civil war is not the only conflict that resulted, at least in part, from former European colonial powers drawing borders where they were never meant to be.

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I recently spoke to a friend who referred to South Africa as a “third world country.” Knowing that was untrue (and after I set them straight), I began looking into what actually defined a so-called, “third world country.” My consensus? The term itself is outdated and inappropriate.


1. The nature of the term implies entire nations are unsophisticated and alien.

(Seriously, why does the term imply that certain nations are on another entirely different world?) The issue at hand is that “third world” has become an adjective used when individuals do not wish to outline what they actually mean. When in fact someone seeks to refer to how a country is specifically poverty-ridden or plagued with governmental corruption or repressive in civil liberties or struggling with high economic vulnerability, “third world” has become a convenient shorthand expression.

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Nigeria was the fourth African country in the survey.

And in a foreboding statistic, Kenya topped the list of countries where respondents had little faith in their law enforcement agencies. Seventy-two per cent of respondents said that their law enforcement agencies were not well equipped to combat what is fast turning into a national crisis. This was against the global average of 44 per cent.

Most organisations would rather discipline the culprit internally with the eventual sanction losing their jobs, it was noted.

The most prevalent form economic crime in the country is asset misappropriation which involves the theft or embezzlement of company assets by directors, trustees or employees.

This remains unchanged for the last eight years.

And 72 per cent of respondents reported having experienced this form of economic crime in the last 24 months.

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It assumes a hierarchy between countries- and this is also true of the expressions “developed” and “developing” countries.

These terms paint most definitely not homogenous Western nations as the ideal, despite the grave issues affecting so-called Western nations. Furthermore, these terms are not concrete, whereas quantitative data, such as infant mortality rates, provide a more solid basis for comparison.

Additionally, referring to certain nations as of the “Third World,” presupposes the existence of a First (and Second World). But what does a “First World” country actually look like? The United States? Scandinavia? What really makes a country “first in its class?” (Yes, that is a phrase appropriated from car commercials, but when you think about it, that is an inherent meaning when a country is labeled “First World.”)


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