Economists in the Nairobi office of the World Bank wanted to uncover the biggest barriers to good jobs in Kenya. So they asked Kenyans via text message (SMS), an increasingly popular tool for conducting consumer and other surveys. Then they generated a word cloud from the resulting responses. While recent bouts of violence in the capital could damage Kenya’s development, the World Bank is still projecting that the country will grow by 5 percent next year.
By Christopher Mims
KenyaPublished This article is more than 2 years old.