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Minimum Wage Raises Contribute to Rural-Urban Inequality in Kenya

The results of this study indicate that minimum wage changes can have a significant effect of inequality. Applying a uniform minimum wage in urban and rural areas would not only be impractical due to the diversity of employment sectors in the two ...

Improving Forest Governance in East Africa's Eastern Arc Mountains

The Eastern Arc Mountains in Tanzania and Kenya are an ecoregion of great ecological and socio-economic importance. The global significance of this ecoregion is manifested through its role as a carbon sink and as a habitat for a number of endemic ...

Enhancing Industrial Productivity, Health Sector Performance and Policy Synergies for Local Health in Kenya and Tanzania

This presentation at the 12th Globelics International Conference in Addis Ababa held on the 29th - 31st October 2014 discusses the probability of improved health system performance by improving the local medicine and other health requirements whil...

Health Sector Supply Chains in Kenya: Prospects for Improving Performance

This presentation delivered at the policy dialogue workshop on 17 September 2014 discusses the research undertaken on the health sector supply chains in Kenya. The aim of the research was to identify opportunities for improved local supply of ess...

Local Procurement and Supply as Part of People-centred Care: Evidence from Kenya and Tanzania

This presentation at the Health Systems Global Symposium in Cape Town on the 1st-3rd October 2014 looks at local procurement aspects of medicine to improve the performance of the public health sector in Kenya and Tanzania.

Household's Incomes and Poverty Dynamics in Rural Kenya: A Panel Data Analysis

This study attempts to analyse rural households’ income and poverty incidence over time. The analysis uses balanced panel data of 1,299 households in rural Kenya. The results reveal considerable regional welfare disparities and dynamics over time...

Horn of Africa Bulletin Vol 24 No 6 November-December 2012

“The search for peace in the Horn: An optimistic note” acknowledges that the Horn of Africa has had and still continues to have intractable problems. Thus this article takes an optimistic view that recognizes the region’s inherent challenges but a...

South Africa and Secondary Powers: Contestation in Sub-Saharan Africa

The second most powerful states in regional hierarchies – or secondary powers – can be expected to contest against hegemons. Angola and Nigeria, and to a lesser extent Kenya, Ethiopia and Sudan, can be considered secondary powers in sub-Saharan Af...

Avocado Contract Farming in Kenya: Does it Work?

Avocado demand continues to grow locally and globally. Kenya’s export supply is also growing but progress is slow. The international boom in demand coincides with changes to the structure of the international fresh produce market reflecting a move...

The Booming Peruvian Avocado Sector: Lessons for Kenya

The Peruvian experience highlights the importance of public interventions to develop the value chain. In this case, the agro-export boom was preceded by policies to encourage private large-scale actors. These private enterprises led to the ident...

Poverty Profile of Muthithi Location, Murang'a County

“Community-based monitoring system (CBMS) is an organized process of data collection and processing at the local level for use in local planning, program implementation and impactmonitoring by the local government, national government agencies, ...

Shaping the future: Strategies for Sustainable Development in Kenya

Kenya’s future offers both opportunities and significant challenges. It is a continental leader in information technology and has well-developed health and education systems relative to other lower-middle-income African countries, despite averag...

Much Ado About Nothing? Zero Rating in the African Context

A fresh, public-interested assessment of the zero-rating of certain applications (apps) and platforms in the African mobile prepaid environment is overdue. This policy paper examines the issue of zero-rating within the contexts of the range of dis...

OTT - Threat or Opportunity for African Telcos?

Mobile broadband and declining smart phone prices have lead to a rapid increase in Internet use. Computer based Internet access was and still is the privilege of the few in Africa, mostly those with formal jobs, students and those that access it...

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; ...

Does Gender Matter in the Adoption of Sustainable Agricultural Technologies? A Case of Push-Pull Technology in Kenya

This paper examines if there is difference in the adoption of push-pull technology and other sustainable agricultural practices on plots managed by males, females and plots that are jointly-managed by males and females using plot level and gende...

Assessment of Drivers of Progress in Increasing Contraceptive use in sub-Saharan Africa: Case Studies from Eastern and Southern Africa

"Despite the immense health, environmental and economic growth benefits from use of modern family planning (FP) methods, recent estimates published by Guttmacher Institute and UNFPA in June 2012 present that only 17% (36 million) of married women ...

AFIDEP 1st Bi-Annual Newsletter 2014

In this newsletter there are four articles. In ‘Missed opportunities: Countries not leveraging HIV/AIDS services for improved maternal and child health,’ it is believed that since HIV/AIDS receives more resources compared to maternal and child hea...

AFIDEP News Sept 2014 - April 2015

In ‘Using evidence to set the agenda for harnessing the demographic dividend in Africa’ AFIDEP has been at the centre of promoting this paradigm in the region through advocacy and providing technical expertise to governments to assess the potentia...

AFIDEP News June - Dec 2015

In ‘Malawi President commits to championing youth development and the demographic dividend in Malawi and across Africa’ President of the Republic of Malawi, H.E. Prof Arthur Peter Mutharika, has pledged to mobilise other African leaders and the Af...

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