This is truly a Nobel for the people

What you need to know:

  • The Nobel laureates’ approach is rooted in a healthy dose of self-scepticism while remaining optimistic that viable and cost-effective solutions to challenges confronting people in poverty can be found or forged.

  • It’s a rare combination that is much needed in the development landscape, and one that we are proud to join hundreds of Kenyans in celebrating.

When the winners of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences were announced in October, pockets of applause erupted across Kenya. Nothing like what Eliud Kipchoge’s race against time had elicited weeks earlier. Yet within hours, small tightly knit groups gathered to toast the greatest acknowledgment of their work. Two laureates joined in by video link.

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