Communique for Three-Day KIPPRA Conference

The second KIPPRA annual regional conference 2019, which took place in Mombasa on 11th-13th June, registered an impressive success. Themed "A gendered approach to unlocking the potential for sustainable development in Kenya", the insightful forums brought together leaders and technocrats in the private and public sector to share knowledge on gendered approaches to development. CLICK HERE to access the conference communique.

Kenya Economic Report 2018 Launched

Themed "Boosting Investments for Delivery of Kenya Vision 2030", the report explores potential areas for expanding the capacity of the economy to achieve strong inclusive economic growth. It emphasizes on the “Big Four” agenda as a channel for ensuring that economic growth improves welfare for all.  CLICK HERE to access the report.

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 

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Download the Latest Market Analysis Report from the Publications Section | Also Access the Latest Policy Monitor, Discussion Papers, Policy Briefs, Special Papers and Working Papers | Download the Kenya Economic Report 2018 themed: Boosting Investments for Delivery of Kenya Vision 2030 from recent publications | 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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Russia’s Renewed Interest in Africa: Implications for Kenya

– by Paul Odhiambo & Catherine Mutuku The first Russia-Africa Summit took place in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia on 23–24 October 2019 in which the Russian and African leaders discussed strategic cooperation between the two sides on areas of mutual interest, including trade, investment, energy, development cooperation, technical cooperation, building partnerships and […]

Characteristics of Kenyan MSMEs Relevant to the Proposed Kenya Credit Guarantee Scheme

Globally, there is no standard definition for Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (MSMEs). However, key attributes that are considered when defining them include the number of employees, turnover and capital. In Kenya, MSMEs are variously defined in different contexts. They are defined as enterprises that have 1-99 employees. Micro enterprises have less than 10 employees; […]

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