Understanding Rural Pathway Transitions: Insights from Kenya

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May 27, 2021

We’re pleased to share the first of two final reports from the Rural & Agricultural Finance Learning Lab: Understanding Rural Pathway Transitions: Insights from Kenya.

The Rural Pathways Model introduced in our Pathways to Prosperity report was a first step forward in thinking more dynamically about rural households. While that model helped us visualize how households might transition within and across Pathways over time, these insights remained theoretical. 

This new report produced in partnership with the Shell Foundation takes us one step further by introducing the Pathways Transition Framework that allows us to understand and describe what Pathway transitions look like in practice, and translate these insights into action.

The report also presents original research with households in four Pathways in Kenya that seeks to map out what these transitions look like and understand why some households are able to make progress in their Pathway transitions, while others are left behind.

Through helping the sector build a common language and understanding around Pathway transitions, we hope to catalyze better financial services and policies for rural economic development.

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