Authors

Tamara Cook

FSD Kenya
Expertise: Digital Finance
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About Tamara Cook
Tamara Cook is the Head of Digital Innovations at FSD Kenya managing work on retail innovations and consumer insights. Prior to FSD Kenya, Tamara spent seven years on the Financial Services for the Poor team of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation where she led the foundation’s work in Kenya on digital financial services and managed a global portfolio of grants and loans supporting financial institutions reaching the poor. Prior to the foundation, she spent ten years working with CGAP including a year-long assignment with Equity Bank in Kenya. She has an MBA from INSEAD and a BA in International Affairs from George Washington University.
ARTICLES BY Tamara Cook
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Unlocking fintech innovation with domestic capital

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The Hidden Costs of Hiring in Kenya

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How M-Shwari Works: The Story So Far

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An overview of M-PESA

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Top 10 things to know about M-Shwari

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CNBC coverage of FinAccess spatial mapping project