The Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) is an autonomous public institute 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.
An International center of excellence in public policy research and analysis
To provide quality public policy advice to the Government of Kenya and other stakeholders by conducting objective research and through capacity building in order to contribute to the achievement of national development goals
The economy remained fairly resilient in the first quarter of 2017, growing at 4.7 percent (Chart 1), almost the same growth rate (4.2 percent) registered in the first quarter of 2012 when the country experienced drought. However, the growth rate was lower compared to other first quarters when there was no drought spell. The restrained performance was largely on account of poor performance of Agriculture, which contracted by 1.1 per cent, and a significant drop in growth of electricity and water sector.
Domestic Commodity Prices
Food inflation declined to 14.8 percent in June 2017 from 20.0 percent in May 2017 following improved weather conditions which supported significant reductions in prices of key seasonal and quick growing food items.