Public procurement in Kenya: Analysis of the Auditor General’s Reports

Jackline Kagume and Noah Wamalwa

Public procurement in Kenya:  Analysis of the Auditor General’s Reports    File Size: 0 kB Downloads: 12099
Post Date:
03 September 2018

The IEA’s study on public procurement and loss of public funds is part of a larger global initiative on promoting civic engagement for open contracting.  “Open Contracting” is about publishing and using open, accessible and timely information on government contracting to engage citizens and businesses in identifying and fixing problems”. 


Diversity Management and Pluralism in Kenya’s Major Private Sector Firms

IEA IN PATNERSHIP WITH GLOBAL CENTRE FOR PLURALISM

Diversity Management and Pluralism in Kenya’s Major Private Sector Firms    File Size: 0 kB Downloads: 1355
Post Date:
23 March 2018

This study seeks to establish the status of pluralism in the private sector in Kenya by examining: efforts by players in the sector aimed at promoting pluralism; the nature of diversity management in the sector; the extent to which the sector has embraced or resisted efforts towards pluralism; and identification of trends, challenges and drivers of pluralism in the sector. The study also aims at facilitating a common understanding of pluralism among all stakeholders in the private sector. The findings provide a resource list for private sector organizations’ top leadership and
management to learn more about diversity management and pluralism, with the goal of optimizing their organization’s approach to diversity management, and the ultimate realization of pluralistic
workplaces.


Youth Polytechnic Students’ Perception of Vocational Training in Nakuru County

IEA Kenya, CTL and CEDGG

Youth Polytechnic Students’ Perception of Vocational Training in Nakuru County    File Size: 0 kB Downloads: 2067
Post Date:
29 November 2017

The objective of this study is to create a foundation for quality service delivery in Technical and Vocational Education and Training in the County of Nakuru through the assessment of students’ satisfaction at polytechnics in the County. The study was designed for a thorough and detailed work to be conducted towards the development of an invaluable document not only for the target polytechnics and the County of Nakuru, but also for other polytechnics and educational institutions in Kenya. The outcome would therefore, be useful to TVET institutions in Kenya to continuously improve the quality of services rendered to students and enhance quality teaching and learning services delivered.


Effect of Elections on Kenya’s Economy

IEA Kenya

Effect of Elections on Kenya’s Economy    |   File Size: 189 kB Downloads: 1258   |   Post Date: 02 November 2017

The periods that precede elections in Kenya have often been characterized by high intensity campaigns. As a consequence, greater focus during this period has mostly been on political communication that is unrelated to the real policy challenges that the country is faced with. Coupled with the recent history, this period causes anxiety to Kenyan citizens and economic actors who think that this pre-election period exposes Kenya’s fragility.


Are Private Sustainability Standards Obstacles To, Or Enablers of, SME Participation in Value Chains?

Global Economic Governance and IEA Kenya

Are Private Sustainability Standards Obstacles To, Or Enablers of, SME Participation in Value Chains?    |   File Size: 0 kB Downloads: 372   |   Post Date: 16 October 2017

This discussion paper examines the roles of South Africa and Kenya as regional gateways for global value chains (GVCs) coordinated by multinational corporations (MNCs), and the obstacles small and medium enterprises (SMEs) face in entering those value chains, owing to the voluntary sustainability standards (VSS) enacted by MNCs. As SMEs play a significant role in the formal and informal sector, both of which are crucial to the two countries’, and their neighbours’, economies, integrating them successfully holds developmental gains. 


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