Addressing the Kenya-China Trade Imbalance 

China became the leading source of imports for Kenya in 2015. Chinese imports have more than doubled over the last five years, growing from Ksh 167.2 billion in 2012 to Ksh 390 billion in 2017. As a result, Chinese goods accounted for 22.6% of all Kenya’s imports in 2017. However, exports to China grew from Ksh 5.3 billion in 2012 to Ksh 10 billion in 2016 but slightly declined to Ksh 9.9 billion in 2017. Read the latest  POLICY MONITOR for more

Growth and Sustainability of Kenya's Debt 

The growth in Kenya's debt has generated a lot of debate. There are various indicators of public debt sustainability, such as the present value (PV) of debt to GDP ratio, the PV of public sector to revenue ratio and the debt service to revenue ratio. For Kenya, the PV of debt to GDP ratio as at June 2018 stood at 49%, well below the 74% global benchmark for lower middle-income countries and 50% for East African Community convergence criterion. Get more in the latest POLICY MONITOR

Strengthening Public Financial Management in County Governments

The Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) assessment found that there is still much to be done to achieve the level of performance to ensure that Public Expenditure Management (PFM) systems impact significantly on the achievement of outcomes of aggregate fiscal discipline, strategic allocation of resources and efficient service delivery at local, regional and national levels. For more, read the POLICY BRIEF

Promoting Collaboration between Institutions in Anti-Corruption Efforts

In Kenya, anti-corruption strategies and actions are not carried out at the behest of any one arm of government, agency or individual but are spread across many agencies. This demonstrates the need for separation of powers and collective exercise of power and shared responsibility in the fight against corruption. Read the latest KIPPRA POLICY MONITOR to learn more about what it will take to eradicate the vice.

Energy Key in the Achievement of Big Four Agenda

Electricity and petroleum are the major sources of energy in Kenya, with electricity consumption having increased by 2.9% in 2016 from 7,826.4 GWh to 8,053.2 GWh while petroleum consumption rose by about 6.5% from 4,738.50 thousand tonnes to 5,044.20 thousand tonnes in the same period. Read More

Harnessing Tourism Potential to Promote Regional Growth 

The tourism sector is the second largest contributor of foreign exchange earnings in Kenya, contributing about 10 per cent to GDP and 9 per cent of total formal wage employment. The EAC seeks to market the region as a single tourism destination. So far, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda have adopted the EAC common visa to avoid multiple applications and issuance of visas to visitors. More in the Kenya Economic Report 

Recent Publications

Policy Brief
Kenya Economic Report 2017
An Assessment of Healthcare Delivery in Kenya under the Devolved System
Developments in Kenya’s Public Debt 2007-2017 July-Sept Policy Monitor

Coming up: Launch of KIPPRA Mentorship Programme for Universities (KMPUs) at Maasai Mara University (16th November 2018) and Karatina University (22nd November 2018) | Ongoing: Young Professionals Training on Research Methods | KIPPRA @20: Supporting Sustainable Development through Research and Capacity Building

Who We Are

The Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) is an autonomous public institution that was established in May 1997 through a Legal Notice and commenced operations in June 1999. In January 2007, His Excellency the President signed the KIPPRA Bill into law and the KIPPRA Act No. 15 of 2006 commenced on 1st February 2007.The Institute is thus an autonomous Think Tank established under an Act of Parliament.

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To provide quality public policy advice to the Government of Kenya by conducting objective research and analysis and through capacity building in order to contribute to the achievement of national development goals.

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Corruption in Kenya: Is there a Light at the End of the Tunnel?

Corruption has no universal definition because it is a contextual phenomenon experienced differently across the world. There are several definitions of corruption that have been offered over time, and these will continue evolving to reflect the changing nature of society, notions of values and ethics, and criminal activity. For example, Transparency International (TI) defines corruption […]

The Missing Links to Self-Sufficiency in Kenya’s Sugar Sub-Sector

The sugar sub-sector in Kenya provides both forward and backward linkages to the economy by supplying raw materials to manufacturing industries and providing employment opportunities for the locals in sugar zones. The various towns that have sprung up around the sugar factories provide services related or unrelated to cane production. The sub-sector’s economic role dates […]

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Policy Formulation Process In Kenya

A Policy is a statement of Government intent Which articulates basic principles to be pursued to attain specific goals and actions. In the context of legislation, a policy is a document which outlines what a government or individual aims to achieve for a society as a whole

 

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