SR article


A development project is the most successful and can contribute to development when there are specific conditions existing in the country of the project, in our case in Kenya. These conditions are derived from the analyses in this report. The conditions as mentioned below are the conclusions of this report.

Two important conditions are money and entrepreneurship. Money can come from the top, and is needed to develop a country. Without money there will be no change. But without entrepreneurship from the bottom there will also be no change. The willing of new entrepreneurial business is needed to develop a country like Kenya. This entrepreneurship should be stimulated by the government of the country. There is a lack of stimulation of entrepreneurship in Kenya, because of the naturally cultural dimensions which makes the country as it is. The biggest issues are the collectivism and the hierarchical characteristic of the country, with not stimulate people of Kenya to develop themselves or the country.

Also the institutions are big part of the success of development in a country. Inclusive institutions and centralization of the state will stimulate development. These institutional conditions are not as best as possible in Kenya, because there still exist a lot of extractive institutions. But, Kenya is transiting, especially with the upcoming elections, and the institutions are becoming more inclusive than extractive, which will benefit the development of the country.

At last, it is of great importance to enabling the culture of Kenya by developing the country. This means that in our project we have to negotiate differences in the cultures, moving tactically between the different cultural values and find a middle way to let our project work. Creating trust is one of the key points in the Kenyan culture, because with the trust you can really achieve development.

Our project is a pilot and can be implemented in different rural areas and cities. When we make a solid project- and business plan it can be used to develop more resource centres across Kenia, but also in other poor countries. Besides the resource we will also see if we can create a market for the BamGoo bicycle. If we succeed we can also enrol that concept in other countries and help people transport things in a cheaper and better way than for instance head-transport or the more expensive bikes. 

In the end, development is a transition, and that is what we want to achieve with our project on small scale, but can make a difference for the country.