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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

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

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

A firm of one's own : experimental evidence on credit constraints and occupational choice (English)

This study presents results from a randomized evaluation of two labor market interventions targeted to young women aged 18 to 19 years in three of Nairobi's poorest neighborhoods. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7977 FEB 16, 2017

Brudevold-Newman,Andrew Peter; Honorati,Maddalena; Jakiela,Pamela; Ozier,Owen Disclosed

Yes in my backyard? : the economics of refugees and their social dynamics in Kakuma, Kenya (English)

This report comes at a crucial time when the unprecedented global refugee crisis, most notably in Europe and the Mediterranean, has not only focused the world’s attention on the plight of refugees, but has also led to the politicization of refugee influxes. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS14056 FEB 01, 2017

Sanghi,Apurva; Onder,Harun; Vemuru,Varalakshmi Disclosed

Opening opportunities : Kenya’s electronic single window connects East Africa to global value chains (English)

One of the most challenging experiences for businesses involved in cross bordertrade along Kenya’s border points is the clearance of imports and exports. ... See More +

Brief 113166 FEB 01, 2017

Sichilima,Mupelwa; Gikonyo, Aknyi Disclosed

Taxing the good ? distortions, misallocation, and productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)

This paper uses comprehensive and comparable firm-level manufacturing census data from four Sub-Saharan African countries to examine the extent, costs, and nature of within-industry resource misallocation across heterogeneous firms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7949 JAN 23, 2017

Cirera,Xavier; Fattal Jaef,Roberto N.; Maemir,Hibret Belete Disclosed

Index insurance market profile : Kenya (English)

In Kenya, where more than 96 percent of agricultural land is rain-fed and vulnerable to drought and erratic rain, mitigating weather-related risks for smallholder farmers is an important tool for unlocking credit. ... See More +

Brief 113737 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Agriculture and climate risk enterprise : Kilimo Salama - Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania (English)

This brief talks about agricultural insurance program in Kenya and Africa. Agriculture and Climate Risk Enterprise (ACRE) is the largest agricultural insurance program in Kenya and Africa, and the first agricultural insurance program worldwide to reach smallholders using mobile technologies. ... See More +

Brief 113740 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

M-money channel distribution case - Kenya : Safaricom m-pesa (English)

In early 2007, the leading mobile operator in Kenya, Safaricom (part of the Vodafone Group) launched one of the most successful implementations of a mobile money transfer service, m-pesa. ... See More +

Working Paper 117403 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Mobile financial services in microfinance institutions : Musoni in Kenya (English)

The technology is now available for microfinance institutions (MFI) to leverage mobile phone coverage into a mobile financial service channel able to deliver services beyond the reach of traditional branches. ... See More +

Working Paper 117448 JAN 01, 2017

Vizcarra,Vanessa; Ngahu,John Irungu; Ramji,Minakshi Disclosed

Matchmaking in Nairobi : the role of land use (English)

Well-functioning cities reduce the economic distance between people and economic opportunities. Cities thrive because they enable matchmaking -- among people, among firms, and between people and job opportunities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7904 DEC 05, 2016

Avner,Paolo; Lall,Somik V. Disclosed

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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
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
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
A firm of one's own : experimental evidence on credit constraints and occupational choice (English)
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FEB 16, 2017 WPS7977 Policy Research Working Paper
Yes in my backyard? : the economics of refugees and their social dynamics in Kakuma, Kenya (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 AUS14056 Working Paper
Opening opportunities : Kenya’s electronic single window connects East Africa to global value chains (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 113166 Brief
Taxing the good ? distortions, misallocation, and productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa (English)
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JAN 23, 2017 WPS7949 Policy Research Working Paper
Index insurance market profile : Kenya (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 113737 Brief
Agriculture and climate risk enterprise : Kilimo Salama - Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 113740 Brief
M-money channel distribution case - Kenya : Safaricom m-pesa (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 117403 Working Paper
Mobile financial services in microfinance institutions : Musoni in Kenya (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 117448 Working Paper
Matchmaking in Nairobi : the role of land use (English)
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DEC 05, 2016 WPS7904 Policy Research Working Paper