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Kenya economic update - Poised to bounce back? : reviving private sector credit growth and boosting revenue mobilization to support fiscal consolidation (English)

This is a critical time for Kenya, as the incoming administrations at national and devolved levels face the high expectations of ordinary Kenyans to deliver on ambitious economic development agendas and hasten the attainment of Vision 2030. ... See More +

Working Paper 121895 DEC 01, 2017

Disclosed

Moving toward UHC : Kenya - national initiatives, key challenges, and the role of collaborative activities (English)

This brief presents: Kenya’s snapshot; existing national plans and policies to achieve universal health coverage (UHC); key challenges on the way to UHC; and collaborative efforts to accelerate progress toward UHC. ... See More +

Brief 122044 NOV 30, 2017

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Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs - Kenya (English)

Doing Business 2018 is the 15th in a series of annual reports investigating the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. ... See More +

Working Paper 120969 NOV 01, 2017

Disclosed

Mini grids in Kenya : a case study of a market at a turning point (English)

The Global Facility on Mini Grids of the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) hired Castalia to study the regulation of mini grids in six jurisdictions in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia (Kenya, Tanzania, and Nigeria; and Bangladesh, Cambodia, and the state of Uttar Pradesh in India). ... See More +

ESMAP Paper 121835 NOV 01, 2017

Disclosed

Designing an innovative financing model for early stage clean technology companies : Kenya climate ventures (English)

A great number of clean energy, water supply, and climate-smart agriculture business models are emerging to address climate challenges in developing countries. ... See More +

Brief 119909 SEP 01, 2017

Lee,Jin Sook Disclosed

Standing out from the herd : an economic assessment of tourism in Kenya (English)

In recent years, the prospects of Kenya’s tourism industry have been clouded by a perfect storm of misfortunes – insecurity, growing global competition, and unsustainable tourism development. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS16758 SEP 01, 2017

Mogollon,Maria Paulina Disclosed

Pull mechanisms for overcoming market failures in the agriculture sector : Initial lessons learned with case illustrations from AgResults’ Kenya on-farm storage pilot (English)

After the food crises of 2007-2008 and the growing realization that donor resources were not sufficient to meet global agricultural development challenges, the AgResults initiative was launched at the June 2012 G20 Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico as an innovation to boost private sector engagement in meeting these challenges. ... See More +

Brief 121123 AUG 01, 2017

Mainville,Denise Yvonne; Narayan,Tulika Disclosed

Inclusive and effective citizen engagement : participatory budgeting - Makueni and West Pokot counties (English)

The introduction of citizen engagement into law is an idea that is gaining popularity around the world. New provisions in Kenya’s Constitution enshrine openness, accountability, and public participation as guiding principles for public financial management. ... See More +

Working Paper 114993 MAY 01, 2017

Omolo,Annette Akinyi; Macphail,Bruce; Wanjiru,Rose Ruth; Peixoto,Tiago Carneiro Disclosed

Participatory budgeting in Kenya : counties - Makueni, West Pokot, Baringo, Kwale, and Elgeyo Marakwet (English)

Participatory budgeting (PB) is being tested in five counties as a way to achieve more inclusive and effective citizen engagement processes while complying with national legal provisions. ... See More +

Working Paper 114992 MAY 01, 2017

Disclosed

Kenya economic update : housing - unavailable and unaffordable (English)

Economic activity in Kenya remained robust in 2016. For the third consecutive year economic activity in Kenya picked-up, reaching an estimated 5-year high of 5.9 percent in 2016, once again placing Kenya among the fastest growing economies in Sub-Saharan Africa. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 114115 APR 01, 2017

Disclosed

Measuring skills in developing countries (English)

Measures of cognitive, noncognitive, and technical skills are increasingly used in development economics to analyze the determinants of skill formation, the role of skills in economic decisions, or simply because they are potential confounders. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8000 MAR 08, 2017

Laajaj,Rachid; Macours,Karen Disclosed

Measuring skills in developing countries (English)

Measures of cognitive, noncognitive, and technical skills are increasingly used in development economics to analyze the determinants of skill formation, the role of skills in economic decisions, or simply because they are potential confounders. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8000 MAR 08, 2017

Laajaj,Rachid; Macours,Karen Disclosed

Growing markets through business training for female entrepreneurs : a market-level randomized experiment in Kenya (English)

A common concern with efforts to directly help some small businesses to grow is that their growth comes at the expense of their unassisted competitors. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7993 MAR 03, 2017

Mckenzie,David J.; Puerto,Susana Disclosed

Business training for female microenterprise owners in Kenya grew their firms without harming their competitors (English)

Business training is one of the most common support services offered by governments to small firms around the world. However, a number of evaluations of such training programs have struggled to identify impacts, and an additional concern has been that any growth of trained firms might at the expense of their competitors. ... See More +

Brief 113198 MAR 01, 2017

Mckenzie,David J.; Puerto, Susana Disclosed

The economics of hosting refugees : a host community perspective from Turkana (English)

In 1991, thousands of South Sudanese boys walked into Kenya. Having fled war in their own countries, about 20 thousand of these "lost boys" first tried taking refuge in Ethiopia. ... See More +

Working Paper 113183 MAR 01, 2017

Alix-Garcia,Jennifer; Artuc,Erhan; Onder,Harun Disclosed

Health impact and effectiveness of distribution models for plastic latrine slabs in Kenya (English)

Brief 113227 MAR 01, 2017

Disclosed

How Fintech is reaching the poor in Africa and Asia : a start-up perspective (English)

This note explores the way traditional banks and financial technology companies, or Fintech’s, interact in Africa and Asia, and their ability to offer innovative digital financial services that grant unbanked individuals access to financial transactions. ... See More +

Brief 114396 MAR 01, 2017

Alexander,Alexander Jonathan; Shi,Lin-000470985; Solomon,Bensam Biniam Disclosed

Health impact and effectiveness of distribution models for plastic latrine slabs in Kenya (English)

Brief 113227 MAR 01, 2017

Disclosed

The economics of hosting refugees : a host community perspective from Turkana (English)

In 1991, thousands of South Sudanese boys walked into Kenya. Having fled war in their own countries, about 20 thousand of these "lost boys" first tried taking refuge in Ethiopia. ... See More +

Working Paper 113183 MAR 01, 2017

Alix-Garcia,Jennifer; Artuc,Erhan; Onder,Harun Disclosed

Business training for female microenterprise owners in Kenya grew their firms without harming their competitors (English)

Business training is one of the most common support services offered by governments to small firms around the world. However, a number of evaluations of such training programs have struggled to identify impacts, and an additional concern has been that any growth of trained firms might at the expense of their competitors. ... See More +

Brief 113198 MAR 01, 2017

Mckenzie,David J.; Puerto, Susana Disclosed

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Kenya economic update - Poised to bounce back? : reviving private sector credit growth and boosting revenue mobilization to support fiscal consolidation (English)
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DEC 01, 2017 121895 Working Paper
Moving toward UHC : Kenya - national initiatives, key challenges, and the role of collaborative activities (English)
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NOV 30, 2017 122044 Brief
Doing Business 2018 : reforming to create jobs - Kenya (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 120969 Working Paper
Mini grids in Kenya : a case study of a market at a turning point (English)
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NOV 01, 2017 121835 ESMAP Paper
Designing an innovative financing model for early stage clean technology companies : Kenya climate ventures (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 119909 Brief
Standing out from the herd : an economic assessment of tourism in Kenya (English)
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SEP 01, 2017 AUS16758 Working Paper
Pull mechanisms for overcoming market failures in the agriculture sector : Initial lessons learned with case illustrations from AgResults’ Kenya on-farm storage pilot (English)
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AUG 01, 2017 121123 Brief
Inclusive and effective citizen engagement : participatory budgeting - Makueni and West Pokot counties (English)
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MAY 01, 2017 114993 Working Paper
Participatory budgeting in Kenya : counties - Makueni, West Pokot, Baringo, Kwale, and Elgeyo Marakwet (English)
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MAY 01, 2017 114992 Working Paper
Kenya economic update : housing - unavailable and unaffordable (English)
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APR 01, 2017 114115 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Measuring skills in developing countries (English)
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MAR 08, 2017 WPS8000 Policy Research Working Paper
Measuring skills in developing countries (English)
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MAR 08, 2017 WPS8000 Policy Research Working Paper
Growing markets through business training for female entrepreneurs : a market-level randomized experiment in Kenya (English)
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MAR 03, 2017 WPS7993 Policy Research Working Paper
Business training for female microenterprise owners in Kenya grew their firms without harming their competitors (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 113198 Brief
The economics of hosting refugees : a host community perspective from Turkana (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 113183 Working Paper
Health impact and effectiveness of distribution models for plastic latrine slabs in Kenya (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 113227 Brief
How Fintech is reaching the poor in Africa and Asia : a start-up perspective (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 114396 Brief
Health impact and effectiveness of distribution models for plastic latrine slabs in Kenya (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 113227 Brief
The economics of hosting refugees : a host community perspective from Turkana (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 113183 Working Paper
Business training for female microenterprise owners in Kenya grew their firms without harming their competitors (English)
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MAR 01, 2017 113198 Brief