Paul Newall

Paul Newall furthers our efforts to catalyze investment in the developing world by supporting project proposals and interventions focused on improving access to finance and digital finance as an associate director. Before joining ACDI/VOCA in 2019, Paul worked on improving access finance, including digital finance, for organizations such as Creative Associates and Palladium. He holds a BA in international relations from Michigan State University and an MA in Middle East and Mediterranean Studies from King’s College, London. He earned certificates from the University of Oxford Saïd Business School’s Oxford Fintech Programme and IDEO’s Course for Human-Centered Design.

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Are Kenya’s Mobile Lending Apps Solving or Perpetuating Debt?

A recent article published by Boston Review explored the pitfalls of digital finance and mobile lending apps in Kenya, a …