The New Development Bank As An Advocate Of Country Systems

Global Economic Governance

The New Development Bank As An Advocate Of Country Systems    |   File Size: 0 kB Downloads: 13   |   Post Date: 02 October 2017

 The New Development Bank (NDB) locates the use of country systems (UCS) at the core of its operational policies. While facilitating infrastructure financing through country systems holds significant financial and non-financial benefits for developing countries, the experiences of other multilateral development banks (MDBs) have highlighted some key challenges: increased risks, weak country systems, questionable commitment of member states to the UCS agenda, procurement challenges and capacity-building constraints. By analysing the NDB’s nascent approach to UCS and drawing on the experiences of traditional MDBs, this briefing offers recommendations to the NDB on how it can strengthen its UCS approach. It also raises pertinent considerations for the NDB, its member countries and others looking to join the bank as it considers expanding its membership.


Informing the approach of multilateral development banks to use of country systems

Global Economic Governance

Informing the approach of multilateral development banks to use of country systems    |   File Size: 706 kB Downloads: 14   |   Post Date: 02 October 2017

 A greater use of countries’ public financial management (PFM) and environmental and social frameworks (ESFs) could offer developing countries a larger stake in their development trajectory. Greater use of country systems (UCS) will also assist developing countries to enhance their capacity (through strengthened legislation, regulations and institutions) to better manage this process.

Multilateral development banks (MDBs) have a significant role to play in this process by facilitating infrastructure finance to developing countries using domestic PFM and ESF systems. However, significant political and technical challenges hinder greater uptake of a UCS approach by MDBs. These challenges include increased financial, reputational and development risks; persistently weak country systems; wavering or questionable commitment to the UCS agenda; significant procurement issues in MDB-financed projects; and inadequate capacity of key stakeholders. 


Education Policy as an Agenda for Elections 2017


Education Policy as an Agenda for Elections 2017    File Size: 202 kB Downloads: 137
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15 June 2017

The provision of meaningful and satisfactory education and training is fundamental to Kenya’s development strategy. Specific government targets for the sector include realizing universal primary education, promoting equity and quality, and improving infrastructure and developing a national strategy for technical and vocational education and training


Health Policy as an Agenda for Elections 2017

Institute of Economic Affairs

Health Policy as an Agenda for Elections 2017    File Size: 251 kB Downloads: 70
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15 June 2017

This paper highlights the current status of the Health Sector in Kenya, by identifying key challenges facing service delivery in the sector and providing policy alternatives to address the identified issues. Health care is an essential human right that is addressed in the constitution of Kenya.

The government has the mandate to provide quality healthcare to all citizens without discrimination. Article 43 of the Constitution of Kenya outlines the economic and social rights. It provides that every person has the right to the highest attainable standard of health including the right to healthcare services. To achieve this mandate the government has an agenda to reform the health sector.


Unemployment Policy as an Agenda for Elections 2017

Institute of Economic Affairs

Unemployment Policy as an Agenda for Elections 2017    File Size: 258 kB Downloads: 133
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15 June 2017

Unemployment in Kenya is a growing phenomenon that attracts the attention of leaders in the public and private sectors. There exists elaborate policies that define and govern employment in Kenya. However, while the existing legislations discourage discrimination and inequalities in employment, they do not clearly define and address the specific challenges that women, youth and persons with disability face in economic participation.


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