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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...

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...

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...

IEA Kenya Strategic Plan 2004-2008 Volume 1 Strategic Agenda

The aim for the preparation of this strategic plan for 2004-2008 was to guide the Institute’s work during the years of transition following the election of a new president and party for the first time in Kenya’s 40 years in 2002. It is anticipated...

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...

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...

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...

Kenya Property Markets Scorecard Conditions for Small Businesses

The International Property Markets Scorecard is a tool jointly developed by the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) and the International Real Property Foundation (IRPF) in order to map the institutional components of property marke...

The Dynamics and Trends of Employment in Kenya

It was demonstrated in this study that major policy documents in Kenya premised employment and overall economic growth to grow in tandem. In the first two decades after independence, the empirical facts show that the nexus between growth and emplo...

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

The devolution framework entrenched in the Constitution of Kenya 2010 offers opportunities for the country to address key national challenges. These include: high poverty levels, inequalities, corruption and poor service delivery in the public ...

The Quest for an Information Society : Benchmarking the Regulatory Framework to Usher Kenya in to the Information Era

"The ICT sector is being examined in this paper from the policy, regulatory, and operational levels and examines the interplay of the regulator and its role to catalyse the business environment, the consumer demands and the resulting successes and...

Taxation and Tax Modernisation in Kenya : A Diagnosis of Performance and Options for Further Reform

The Tax Modernisation Programme was introduced in 1986 with the hope that this would, among other things, enhance revenue collection, improve tax administration and reduce compliance and collection costs. Despite the tax modernization, there are c...

Trade Facilitation : Issues for Kenya and Kenya’s Position at the WTO

It was found in this study that Kenya has trade facilitation issues, which need to be addressed both at the border and behind the border. The border trade facilitation issues include: port congestion, delays in cargo, complicated and duplicative c...

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...

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