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Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA), through its Social Sector Division, hosted a delegation from the International Labour Organization (ILO) on Thursday 29 January, 2015. The visiting team comprised ILO’s Evaluation and Youth Entrepreneurship Specialist Drew Gardiner and MDF consultants Ms Elise Spinners, Ms Janet Kiarie, Ms Pui Brandenburg and Ms Valerie Breda.
The visit’s main aim was to discuss the Policy Influence Plan on youth entrepreneurship. The team wanted to know about KIPPRA'S work on youth entrepreneurship and understand the Institute’s role in evidence creation. Phares Mugo and Rose Ngara-Muraya, representatives from KIPPRA, informed the delegates that the Institute makes evidence-based policy recommendations to the government and other stakeholders for implementation. The ILO delegation got to know that KIPPRA does this through the annual Kenya Economic Report, The biannual KIPPRA Monitor, discussion and working papers, policy briefs, Cabinet memoranda, media articles and client reports as well as technical working groups and task forces.
The KIPPRA representatives also shared the Institutes role in developing and reviewing the National Youth Empowerment Strategy, which harmonizes National Youth Leadership and Entrepreneurship Strategy with the National Action Plan on Youth Employment.
The ILO team, led by Mr Gardiner, promised to share with KIPPRA outputs from their work on Youth Employment. They were also requested to share outputs and data from the Women Empowerment study they have been undertaking in Kenya, for further analysis and preparation of further policy recommendations on entrepreneurship training.