2nd KIPPRA Annual Regional Conference

The second KIPPRA annual regional conference is coming up on 11th-13th June 2019 in Mombasa. Themed "A gendered approach to unlocking the potential for sustainable development in Kenya", the conference will provide a forum for sharing knowledge and discussion on various issues to support a gendered approach to development.  CLICK HERE to visit the conference website

Ending Drought and Floods Emergencies

In 2018, KIPPRA held a regional conference on "Building Resilience to Mitigate the Impact of Drought and Floods", which provided a platform for stakeholders to discuss ways of ending drought and floods emergencies. The conference deliberations culminated into 13 action areas as policy priorities. CLICK HERE access the proceedings.

Effects of Gender-Based Violence  

Gender-based violence is estimated to affect 47% of Kenyan women and 46% of Kenyan men between ages 15-49. Although both women and men fall victim, the intensity of such violence is often greater on women.
CLICK HERE for more to learn how this vice affects development 

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
County Business Environment pg1
Opportunities and Challenges under Devolved System of Government Issue 10-2 October-December 2018_Page_01

Download the latest special paper to learn about the county business environment for MSEs | Visit the conference website (https://kippraconference.org/) to register for the 2nd KIPPRA regional conference | Download the Latest Market Analysis Report from the Publications Section | Download the 2018/2019 calendar for KIPPRA's training and capacity building courses under 'Capacity Building' | Read the KIPPRA Policy Monitor themed: Opportunities and Challenges under Devolved System of Government | KIPPRA @20:Supporting Sustainable Development through Research and Capacity Building

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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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Institutions Combating Counterfeit Goods not Doing Enough to Protect Kenyans

Trade in counterfeit and contraband goods is becoming a major global challenge. A report on Economic Impacts of Counterfeiting and Piracy indicates that the total value of counterfeit and pirated goods stood at US$ 2.3 trillion in 2017, which was greater than the gross domestic product of 178 countries in the world. The report also […]

Strengthening Public Finance Management System to Support Development in Counties

Public Financial Management (PFM) is all about resource mobilization and expenditure management in the public sector. It is, therefore, an integral part of the development process. Suffice is to indicate that the involvement of the public sector in providing for various segments of society, including the under privileged, arises from the lack of motivation, incentives […]

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MSMEs Survey of 2016 estimates that the MSEs sector in Kenya contributes
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