Nairobi City Scenarios

Institute of Economic Affairs

Nairobi City Scenarios    File Size: 7.26 MB Downloads: 6165
Post Date:
26 September 2014

Nairobi is among the cities of the continent of Africa that is growing rapidly partly due to opportunities that it provides for Kenyans migrating from the rural areas and inhabitants from other countries of Africa. Nairobi is home to major organizations such as the United Nations headquarters. Its central location in the continent Africa and proximity to the coastal town of Mombasa not to mention its conducive climate makes it a favourite for many. Nairobi contributes about 60% of Kenya’s Gross Domestic Product.


A Primer to the Emerging Extractive Sector in Kenya: Resource Bliss, Dilemma or Curse


A Primer to the Emerging Extractive Sector in Kenya: Resource Bliss, Dilemma or Curse    File Size: 1,977 kB Downloads: 6948
Post Date:
12 August 2014

In any economy, the extractive sector (ES) consists mainly of oil, gas and mining activities. This is a sector with great potential to enhance an economy. Indeed, experience in countries such as Norway, Canada, Botswana and Ghana suggests that extractives can be effectively managed to contribute to sustainable economic growth. Experience, however, in other parts of the world including Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), South Sudan, and the Central African Republic (CAR), suggest that extractives if not well managed can be a curse leading to conflict.


Handbook on County Planning, County Budgeting and Social Accountability


Handbook on County Planning, County Budgeting and Social Accountability    File Size: 1.08 MB Downloads: 8942
Post Date:
12 January 2014

This handbook aims to provide an easy read to citizens as well as leaders on public finance under Kenya’s devolved governance, planning and budgeting at the county level and highlights some social accountability tools and mechanisms. The book has been developed in recognition of growing appreciation among governments, the donor community and civil society that local communities have a significant role to play with regard to enhancing accountability of public officials in the management of public funds, reducing corruption and leakage of funds and improving public service delivery.

Citizen Handbook on Taxation in Kenya

Institute of Economic Affairs

Citizen Handbook on Taxation in Kenya    |   File Size: 652.7 kB Downloads: 198343   |   Post Date: 19 November 2012

This handbook attempts to break down Kenya’s complex tax system into a user friendly form for consumption by the average person. It among other issues discusses design of various tax heads, their purposes and differences and also how they are administered. Taxation is the key source of revenue that the government of Kenya uses to provide public services to its citizenry.


Biodiversity, Traditional Knowledge and Intellectual Property in Kenya

Institute of Economic Affairs

Biodiversity, Traditional Knowledge and Intellectual Property in Kenya    File Size: 1.11 MB Downloads: 10659
Post Date:
09 October 2012

While it is acknowledged that the Kenyan Government has put in place initiatives to deal with the biopiracy menace, there is evidence that the country has lost several biological resources which have ended up in foreign hands, without any benefits accruing to the local community where the resources and knowledge was extracted. This, therefore, raises the questions: 


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