Enhancing Mobilization of Own Source Revenue In Nairobi City County: Issues & Opportunities

IEA Kenya

Enhancing Mobilization of Own Source Revenue In Nairobi City County: Issues & Opportunities    File Size: 0 kB Downloads: 29
Post Date:
01 August 2017

This paper seeks to understand the challenges and opportunities of enhancing local revenue mobilization in Nairobi City County. It notes that local revenue is an important revenue source for the County given its expanding budgetary and service delivery needs. Furthermore, Nairobi County has little influence on the revenue it receives as transfers from the national government and that in cases of delays, local revenue is always a good fall back. Besides, local revenue is critical in fostering accountability and fiscal discipline in the county.


How Kenya is Failing to Create Decent Jobs

Africa Research Institute and IEA Kenya

How Kenya is Failing to Create Decent Jobs    File Size: 0 kB Downloads: 52
Post Date:
07 July 2017

In 2011, an African Development Bank report categorised one-third of Africa’s population – about 313 million people – as “middle class”.1 The term was controversially applied to those earning between US$2 and US$20 a day. The growth of a middle class in Africa has been widely celebrated in reports by international consultancies and investment banks eager to stimulate investment – and fees. A burgeoning middle class should boost tax revenues and consumer demand. It is generally considered to be good for political accountability and democracy, and a catalyst for social development, job creation, innovation and poverty reduction.

This narrative is problematic for many reasons. Middle classes are heterogeneous: their characteristics vary country by country. Most reports celebrating Africa’s rapidly growing middle class assign membership on the basis of income. But middle class and middle income are not synonymous and should not be conflated. “Class” is a socio-economic concept typically defined by many more indicators than income alone. Indeed, in contemporary Africa it is questionable whether Marxist-Weberian definitions of “class” fashioned in the West have any relevance at all.

Policy Debate On 5 Socio- Economic Issues In Kenya: Election 2017

IEA Kenya

Policy Debate On 5 Socio- Economic Issues In Kenya: Election 2017    File Size: 1,481 kB Downloads: 281
Post Date:
28 June 2017

This document is a compilation of five socio-economic issues affecting Kenya including; Education, Employment, Housing, Health, Water and Sanitation. The document delved into the effects these issues have on women, youth and persons with disability with the aim of empowering them to effectively participate and inform policy and issue oriented discourse during and beyond the forthcoming elections.

 

Comparative Study of Kenya US, EU And China Trade and Investment Relations

IEA Kenya

Comparative Study of Kenya US, EU And China Trade and Investment Relations    File Size: 2,169 kB Downloads: 264
Post Date:
28 March 2017

The historical relations between Kenya and China dates back centuries to the era of barter trade, in which there were exchanges of goods and services along the Kenyan coastline as archeological findings have shown. Kenya gained its sovereign status in 1963 and has enjoyed good relations politically, economically and socially, with its close border neighbors; Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi that together they form the East African Community (EAC), and the rest of the countries on the African continent, as well as other countries in the rest of the world. Trade forms a basic pillar of the relations between different states worldwide.


Child Budget Analysis in Kenya: National Government and Six County Government

Institute of Economic Affairs

Child Budget Analysis in Kenya: National Government and Six County Government    File Size: 2.53 MB Downloads: 2323
Post Date:
14 January 2016

Kenya is a signatory to various international conventions, including the all-important United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and the Charter on the Right. Indeed, the country has gone further to domesticate this convention through the Children Act, 2001 as demonstration of its commitment towards safeguarding the rights of children who comprise 52% of the population.


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