Launch of Kenya’s Urban Areas Performance Index Report 2017

Post Date: 2018-09-05

Nairobi, Kenya, 05th September 2018 – Kenya has witnessed rapid urbanization since independence. In fact, 50% of the population is projected to be urbanized by the year 2030. In recognition of the emerging challenges the Government initiated various plans and strategies for example, Growth Center Policy of the 1970 that did not succeed in addressing weak urban planning and management and a resultant rise in informal settlement due to weak implementation coordination. In the coming to effect of devolution from 2013, there have been renewed
efforts for better urban governance and management through formulation of the National Urban Development Policy and the Urban Areas and Cities legislation.

The Era of Digitalization in the Manufacturing Sector

Post Date: 2018-04-12

Nairobi, Kenya, 12th April 2018 -The matter of the moment has to do with the Big 4 Agenda items fronted by President Kenyatta in his final term in office; one of which is manufacturing. The government plans to create 1.3 million manufacturing jobs by 2022 and use manufacturing to pave the way for Kenya’s future in a bid to move the economy from a low middle income to an upper middle-income country by the year 2030.

Launch of the Study on Middle Class

Post Date: 2016-12-15

Nairobi, Kenya, 15th December 2016 - Discussions about the the middle class in developing countries tend to focus on its potential to strengthen democracy in the respective countries. The evidence for this lacks a sound basis because not all democracies have had a significant middle class and some countries with a large middle class are not democracies. Although democratization does not solely depend on the existence of a middle class, there is some evidence for the potential of the middle class to contribute substantially to the process. For Kenya, a country with a growing middle class that is not fully democratic, it is a claim worth investigating.

Launch of Policy Brief on State of the Implementation of the Micro and Small Enterprises Act 2012

Post Date: 2015-09-30

Nairobi, Kenya, 30th September 2015 – Kenya’s informal sector largely comprising of workers in Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs), employs millions of adult Kenyans. In an effort to promote, develop and regulate the sector, the Micro and Small Enterprise Act 2012 embodies the needs of small businesses. According to the Institute of Economic Affairs and KENASVIT while reviewing the state of the MSE Act 2012, the law is yet to be fully implemented. Small business owners want the government to expedite the implementation of the Act and more importantly set up the MSE fund as provided for in Section 51 of the Act.

Launch of the Open Budget Survey 2015

Post Date: 2015-09-10

Nairobi, Kenya, 10th September 2015 – Kenya failed to increase the amount of national budget information it provides to citizens enough to be considered sufficiently transparent, according to the International Budget Partnership’s Open Budget Survey 2015. The report, the fifth of its kind, is the world’s only independent, comparative survey of budget transparency, citizen participation, and independent oversight institutions in the budgeting process. Combined these components are the main pillars of accountable budget systems.
 



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