Author: Martin Mwita

Visual Senses AI platform allows practitioners to get the most actionable insights without spending months on data analysis, and without compromising on data security and ethics. www.

While the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) reports US$300 billion of annual investments in developing countries, only 20 per cent of the implementing practitioners have the sufficient data required to successfully meet the needs of the communities they work with.

According to Rural Senses CEO Yau Ben-Or, this is because most projects are still built solely on quantitative data.

“Although necessary, quantitative data doesn’t reveal what success looks like for the local communities. Existing tools for the collection and analysis of qualitative data are time-consuming, costly and often introduce biases and ambiguous results,” Ben-Or notes.

As a result, important insights are missed, organisational learning is compromised, and projects’ sustainability is limited, he added.

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The index pointed to a solid improvement in the health of the private sector economy, helped by a recovery in business activity as Covid-19 cases continued to fall across the country.

New business levels at Kenyan companies rose sharply in February, as survey panellists commented on a rebound in customer demand and increased marketing efforts.

The rate of growth was the second-fastest since October 2020.

Export sales rose to a much greater extent than in January, but growth remained weaker than seen in the fourth quarter of last year.

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