Flattering metrics and delusions of progress

These numbers and categories really mean very little.

In Summary

· Paradoxically, all we seem to hear from fellow Kenyans is just how hard a time they are having in trying to make ends meet.

• Kenya’s claim to a place among the “lower middle-income nations” was not attained by a great leap of economic growth.

Back in 2015, Kenya attained 'lower middle-income nation' status. Prior to that, we had been simply defined as a  'developing nation' which – as far as I can tell – means “officially ...

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