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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, th…

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 agricultural …

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 th…

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 proc…

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 political …

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 markets…

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 employm…

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 se…

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 c…

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 con…

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 cus…

Devolution in Kenya Prospects, Challenges and Future

"In Chapter two the author defines the concept of devolution and provides the rationale for devolution based on the theories of devolution and the experiences of other countries. Further, she assesses Kenya's efforts of devolution since independence…

Budget Transparency: Kenyan Perspective

The fiscal policy in Kenya is the most challenging and complex area of macroeconomic management. It is characterized by budget deficits, rising debt, low economic growth rates, high interest and inflation rates. Factors such as corruption, poor acco…

Public Private Partnerships (PPP) Practice and Regulatory Policy in Kenya

"The Government is increasingly seeking to develop financing mechanisms, which bring together the public and private sectors, not only to control budgetary expenditure but also to pool these two sectors' specific know-how. This form of cooperation i…

Profile of Women's Socio Economic Status in Kenya

"This study presents a socio-economic profile of women in Kenya. The analysis shows that there is low female representation in post primary education, formal employment, enterprise ownership outside wholesale and retail trade, and political decisio…

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 th…

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 the …

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 powe…

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 t…

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 proposa…

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