KONZA: The failed promise of Kenya’s smart city

This may be of interest to some here.

Kenya was one of the earliest countries to outsource its dreaming to
McKinsey. The entire Vision 2030 strategy was developed by the Kenyan
government in conjunction with McKinsey & Company, with Konza being one of
many techno-utopian urban renewal projects the firm was involved in. At
first, most were undertaken in Asia, then, in the 2000s, the focus shifted
to African countries, which were seen as growth markets for big tech and
financial corporations.

…the McKinseyfication of government and federal services often means that
the mere production of paperwork counts as progress. …The question then
becomes, Who is responsible for the failure of Konza?”

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