Community Currencies as Means of Local Economic Empowerment: Innovations from Mombasa and Nairobi to Kisumu, Kenya

Ester Barinaga, Michael Oloko, Will O. Ruddick

Publikation: Working paperForskning


Community currencies have emerged as a tool for building more inclusive local economic development and governance. Grassroots organisations in Nairobi and Mombasa (Kenya) have been experimenting with this form of local monies. Communities in informal settlements in Kisumu have shown interest in introducing their own community currency. Challenges remain concerning the best diffusion strategy of such grassroots monetary innovations among communities and local governments. This policy brief focuses on how to involve residents, civil society, small entrepreneurs as well as local government officers and politicians so as to increase local representation and participation in this grassroots innovation.
UdgiverSwedish International Centre for Local Democracy, ICLD
Antal sider4
ISBN (Trykt)9789186725372
StatusUdgivet - 2019
Udgivet eksterntJa
NavnPolicy Brief