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East or West ? Comparing China, US and EU Policy, Trade and Investment Relations With Kenya

The question of East or West, is more of a political debate than an economic one. China, EU and US are development partners with unique opportunities, which cannot be easily substituted by other development partners. Each partner operate and pursu...

Effect of Elections on Kenya’s Economy

In February 2016, Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi, the Secretary General of United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, was concerned with the effect of the political campaigns on Kenya’s economy. He asked Kenyans to reduce political temperatures in ...

Comparative Study of Kenya, US, EU and China Trade and Investment Relations

Trade forms a basic pillar of the relations between different states worldwide. Kenya has maintained trade relations with the United States of America (USA), as well as with China, which is steadily on the rise in terms of trade on the world stage...

Closing the Gap: Attaining Work Force Diversity and Pluralism in Kenya’s Private Sector

The objective of the study on Diversity Management and Pluralism in Kenya’s Major Private Sector is to establish the status of pluralism in the private sector in Kenya by examining: efforts by players in the sector aimed at promoting pluralism; ...

IEA Kenya Strategic Plan 2014 - 2018 Research, Informed Debate and Policy Innovation

This is the fourth Strategic Plan that was developed by the IEA Kenya and it continues the quest to consolidate the organization’s place as an open forum and research facility for topical policy discourse and development of innovative policy propo...

The Africa Growth and Opportunity Act : Analysis and Post - 2015 Scenarios

The improvement of the sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) trade capacity has fairly been achieved. However, development analysts opine that the maximum potential of the AGOA Act remains underutilized. To achieve the maximum efficiency of the Act, a mix of...

Policy debate on 5 Socio-Economic Issues in Kenya: Elections 2017

One of the key drivers of economic growth is a strong education and effective provision of inclusive education is key in developing a just, secure and inclusive society. Governments should recognize factors that breed exclusion in access to educat...

Unemployment Policy as an Agenda for Elections 2017

The labour force in Kenya experiences structural unemployment, which is long term, as well as chronic unemployment which resulted due to a of lack of skills, language barriers, discrimination in the labour market, economic changes that cause the r...

Situational Analysis of Energy Industry, Policy and Strategy for Kenya

With regards to its domestic energy requirements, Kenya is in a very interesting development phase. In the past decade the country has grappled with the challenge of unreliable, expensive and unsustainable energy use supporting a stagnating indus...

Integrity in the Public Health Sector Service Delivery in Busia County

The principal aim of the survey was to attempt to ascertain the extent of corruption in service delivery in the public health sector in Busia County. In the survey it is also attempted to establish how citizens understand and perceive it and how ...

Integrity in Water Supply Service Delivery in the Public Sector in Machakos County

The principal aim of this survey is to attempt to ascertain the extent of corruption in service delivery in the public water sector in Machakos County. It also aims to determine how citizens understand and perceive it and how actual “users” of th...

Implications of an EPA for Kenya's Agricultural Market Access in the European Union

This report commissioned by the IEA, evaluates implications of agricultural market access with the EU under the EPAs as well as the possible compensation mechanisms should there be losses from the EPA. In the light of the findings from the study, ...

Public Spending in Agriculture in Kenya: Is it Beneficial to Small Scale Women Farmers?

The agricultural sector in Kenya is the cornerstone of the economy and directly contributes 26% of the GDP and 27% indirectly. It also accounts for 60% of total employment. This report reviews the distribution of public spending in the agricultura...

Property Rights Regime in Kenya: Implications for Small Businesses

This survey has highlighted weaknesses that range from regulatory enforcement issues to concerns around policy design that have negative impact on MSEs. These have implications on both the county governments as well as the national government. On ...

The Impact of Trade Liberalization on Poverty in Kenya

Trade liberalization is currently being negotiated within the WTO multilateral trading framework under the Doha Development Agenda(DDA). Once an agreement is reached on modalities for undertaking trade liberalization, member countries will then pr...

Integrity in the Public Health Sector Service Delivery in Busia County

"The findings, highlighted in this report may serve as a basis for an action plan to improve service delivery in the county’s public health sector. The study will provide a foundation for empowering the citizens to increasingly demand for better s...

Economic and Administrative Implications of the Devolution Framework Established by the Constitution of Kenya

"Decentralisation, as envisaged in the Constitution of Kenya will entail sharing of political, administrative and fiscal responsibilities between the national and the county governments. Political decentralisation involves the transfer of politica...

Mapping and Characterizing Water Points in Mbeti South Location, Mbeere District

The study recommends the need to determine the recharge rate of ground water aquifers in order to guide the development of wells for sustainable water provision; mobilising people and sensitising them on the best practices for water management and...

Review of Status of Public Participation and County Information Dissemination Frameworks: A Case Study of Isiolo Kisumu Makueni and Turkana Counties

The Constitution of Kenya in 2010 gave prominence to the principle of public participation. Participation should imbue all public affairs and be promoted by both Non-State Actors and the State acting in public interest. The Constitution sets key r...

Institutionalising Social Accountability in Devolved Governance

The devolved system of governance, adopted by Kenya, places citizens at the core of governance and with elevated hopes for improvement in the delivery of public services. Being cognizant that among the objects of Kenya’s devolution are: to give po...

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