East African countries top Brookings table on inclusion

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Central Bank of Kenya

East Africa has performed well in a Brookings report evaluating financial inclusion efforts in 21 countries across the globe, with Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda all placing in the top five.

The study measured country commitment, mobile capacity, regulatory environment and adoption across the sample using 33 indicators. Each country was awarded a score of 1–3 for each indicator.

Kenya topped the table with 89% of the possible points available. South Africa (80%) and Brazil (78%) placed second and thir

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