Policy Debate On 5 Socio- Economic Issues In Kenya: Election 2017 Released
Post Date: 03 July 2017 | Category: General | Hits: 608
The Kenya Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA Kenya), is proud to announce the release of its report on 5 socio-economic issues in Kenya ahead of the 2017 General Election. The Report is a compilation of five socio-economic issues affecting the Country which include; Education, Unemployment, Housing, Health, Water and Sanitation.
The report titled “Policy Debate On 5 Socio- Economic Issues In Kenya: Election 2017” was launched on Friday, June 23, 2017 at the Hilton Hotel, Nairobi. The document delved into the effects these issues have on women, youth and persons with disability with the main aim of empowering them to effectively participate and inform policy and issue oriented discourse during and beyond the forthcoming elections.
The report points at loopholes and/ challenges experienced in each sector and provides policy recommendations the government can adopt in enhancing the delivery of effective public services which will in turn lead to the realization of a healthy working environment that will support Kenya’s development goals in areas such as improved health care, quality and relevant education, improved access to water, and sanitation,employment creation and better housing standards.
The document gives representatives of political parties, county based Civil Society Organizations and generally all citizens, information coupled with facts to meaningfully engage with aspirants vying for various elective positions and senior party officials to adopt and implement policies contained in the report. Also, the information therein, may help in analyzing the manifestos of different political parties presented to the citizens of Kenya ahead of the 2017 general elections.
In attendance were members of the IEA, the media, the general public, and stakeholders from different sectors.