Role of Private Sector in Realizing County Revenue Targets

The Constitution of Kenya in 2010 ushered in a decentralized system of governance comprising a national government and 47 county governments. This forms a two-tiered   system   of government in which the sovereign power of the people is exercised at the national and county levels. The new system features significant administrative and political devolution, in addition […]

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 […]

KIPPRA Co-hosts Three-Day Africa Think Tank Summit

The 6th Africa Think Tank Summit took place in Nairobi on 24th to 26th April 2019. Themed “Tackling Implementation Challenges for Africa’s Sustainable Development”, the event was organized by the Africa Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) in collaboration with the Government of Kenya and KIPPRA. Treasury and Planning Cabinet Secretary Hon. Henry Rotich. The successful summit […]

Including Women and Youth in Business and Entrepreneurship

As part of the research project on Economic Inclusion of Youth and Women through Inclusive Entrepreneurship in Kenya, Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso, KIPPRA held a dissemination workshop in Nairobi on 10th of April 2019. KIPPRA Executive Director Dr Rose Ngugi Themed “Pathways to Inclusion: Creating Inclusive Businesses and Markets for the Future,” the workshop […]

Composition of Domestic Debt in Kenya and Implication on Refinancing Risk

Kenya’s budgetary needs have been increasing over the years partly due to high spending on infrastructural projects. A challenge that the economy keeps grappling with is the shortfall in revenues collected against increasing public expenditure needs. This has necessitated borrowing from both external and domestic market as a way of bridging the financing deficit. Borrowing […]

Why Counties Should Strengthen Structures for Management of Assets and Liabilities

Management of assets and liabilities is one of the key pillars of a Public Finance Management (PFM) system. Effectiveness in management of public assets ensures that public investments provide value for money, assets are recorded and managed efficiently, risks are identified, and debts and guarantees are prudently planned, approved and monitored. Good practice in management […]

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 […]

Masinde Muliro University hosts KIPPRA Mentorship Programme Event

The KIPPRA Mentorship Programme for Universities (KMPUs) was at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST) on 18th March 2019 to enlighten students and lecturers on the public policy making process as well as the government’s development agenda. The theme of the event was ‘Public Policy Making and the Big Four Agenda’. The KIPPRA […]