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Kenya: Property Rights Regime Hurts Small Businesses

Kenya: Property Rights Regime Hurts Small Businesses

Media Coverage - 28 March 2014

Small businesses in Nairobi are faced with high costs of accessing commercial tenancy owing to widespread use of informal estate agents, a survey by the Institute of Economic Affairs finds. Micro and small enterprises are forced to part with additional costs such as goodwill - an arbitrary and ...

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Kenya’s middle class, academia

Kenya’s middle class, academia

Media Coverage - 19 March 2014

The failure by local business community and the country’s middle class to actively participate in politics might get in the way of Kenya’s economy achieving its full potential. Little or no interest in the country’s political processes by the business leaders and the vast majority of the middle...

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Treasury and CRA asked to provide budget audit

Treasury and CRA asked to provide budget audit

Media Coverage - 20 February 2014

National Treasury and Commission on Revenue Allocation must present a detailed breakdown of a budget audit if the public is to have a meaningful debate on division of revenue. The Institute of Economic Affairs and International Budget Partnership have said there are outstanding issues that need to b...

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Inequality Trickling Down to the County

Inequality Trickling Down to the County

Media Coverage - 10 February 2014

What should we do or no do and what should happen or not happen under devolved governance if Kenya is to address the challenge of inequality? Some of the objects of devolution as espoused in the constitution of Kenya include promote social and economic development and the provision of proximate, eas...

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New transport laws will not solve traffic congestion in…

New transport laws will not solve traffic congestion in Nairobi

Media Coverage - 12 September 2013

I have heard it innumerable times that Kenya is recognised for making very good policies but the cycle breaks at the point of implementation. This statement, like many that form part of the memes of policy conversation among Kenyans, is demonstrably false. Its repetition represents the desire to b...

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