Call for Student Panelists and Concept Papers  

KIPPRA in collaboration with Garissa University is organizing the KIPPRA Mentorship Programme for Universities (KMPUs). The event will take place on the 13th February 2019, at Garissa University. Garissa University students are invited to submit concept papers on the theme “Public Policy Process and the Big Four Agenda”. CLICK HERE for more details. 

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 

Call for Papers Towards Upcoming Regional Conference

KIPPRA invites researchers, policymakers, academics and other stakeholders to submit proposals for papers to be presented at the upcoming 2nd Annual Regional Conference. The conference will focus on gendered approaches to unlocking the potential for sustainable development. CLICK HERE for more information.

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

The Latest KIPPRA Policy Monitor is Out! It is themed: Opportunities and Challenges under Devolved System of Government. Download a copy under recent publications above | KIPPRA Mentorship Programme for Universities (KMPUs) Rollout at Garissa University on 13th February 2019 | 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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Need to Embrace Perspective, Persistence and Normative Values in Public Sector Reforms

Earlier in 2018, the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) hosted a stakeholder workshop to identify the challenges and opportunities facing ongoing public-sector reforms in Kenya. The workshop featured key representatives from the national and county governments, private sector institutions, and civil society and faith-based organizations. Among the numerous issues raised during […]

The Role of Family in Inculcating National Values

In the Sessional Paper No. 8 of 2013 on National Values and Principles of Governance, the Kenya Government has identified the family as one of the drivers and value carriers in its quest to entrench national values and principles of governance in the country. Values have a major influence on a person’s behaviour and attitude […]

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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


National Values & Principles of Governance

National Values
National values are beliefs of a nation guiding the actions and behaviour of its citizens
Principles of Governance
these are principles that oblige the state to perform its functions in a manner that promotes the general well being of its people

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