Smartphone Adoption Among Traders in Kenya and Uganda
10 March 2022
- Posted by: admin_Lance
- Categories: Get to know East Africa's Traders, Sauti Data Insights
Despite the growth of smartphones among Africa’s urban populations, traders often operate with basic feature phones. This report details findings from Sauti East Africa’s surveys of smartphone access among Kenyan and Ugandan traders. 4,136 participants were surveyed in Kenya and 1,334 in Uganda. Participants were selected from users of Sauti’s market and trade information platform.
A Cross Border Trade Reporting Experiment from Kenya Small-Scale Cross Border Trader, Corruption, and Mobile Phones
10 February 2022
- Posted by: Berfin Karaman
- Categories: Get to know East Africa's Traders, Newsletter, Sauti Data Insights, Updates
Sauti is pleased to announce the publication of results from our research in partnership with UK Aid Direct, Busara Center for Behavioral Economics, and Columbia Climate School under the Global Integrity Anti-Corruption Evidence (GI-ACE) programme. The project explored incentives for corruption and harassment reporting and the feasibility of crowd-sourced data and mobile technologies to support community monitoring of border management. The project was supported by Sauti Collect, where we provided an end-to-end USSD data collection and management system, to collect gender-disaggregated and product-disaggregated data on corruption and harassment at informal borders.