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Survey of the Kenyan Private Equity and Venture Capital Landscape (English)

This paper discusses the landscape for private equity and venture capital financing in Kenya. It provides an overview of the private equity and venture capital market in the country, describing key players, including funds, fund managers, investors, and public sector entities. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8598 OCT 01, 2018

Divakaran,Shanthi; Mcginnis,Patrick J.; Schneider,Sam Disclosed

In Search of Fiscal Space : Government Spending and Taxation - Who Benefits? (English)

The Kenyan Economy is on a rebound in 2018. Reflecting improved rains, better business sentiment and easing of political uncertainty, economic activity is rebounding after the slowdown in activity in 2017. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 130556 OCT 01, 2018

Dennis,Allen Curtis K.; Wankuru,Peter Chacha; Awiti,Christine Achieng; Mutie,Celina Katunda; Sanya,Sarah Oludamilola; Angelique,Umutesi; Pape,Utz Johann; Lange,Simon Disclosed

Elected Members Briefing Note : Participatory Budgeting (English)

KADP has developed this County leader’s briefing note on Participatory Budgeting (PB) to support leaders to understand PB, why it is important, its pros and cons, as well as highlight a few successful case studies. ... See More +

Working Paper 129747 SEP 03, 2018

Kotut,Johnstone Kiptum; Omolo,Annette Akinyi; Hall,Jeremy Andrew Buchyzia; Wanjiru,Rose Ruth Disclosed

Kenya's Strategy to Make Liquefied Petroleum Gas the Nation's Primary Cooking Fuel (English)

Adoption of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) as a clean cooking solution is lagging behind Kenya's 2030 development goal, despite several government initiatives along the LPG value chain. ... See More +

Brief 129734 SEP 01, 2018

Van Den Berg,Inge Cecile Disclosed

Participatory Budgeting Manual for County Governments in Kenya (English)

This manual is part of the learning material developed by the Kenya participatory budgeting (PB) initiative (KBPI) that is being implemented under the World Bank’s Kenya accountable devolution program. ... See More +

Working Paper 129741 JUL 01, 2018

Hall,Jeremy Andrew Buchyzia; Omolo,Annette Akinyi; Peixoto,Tiago Carneiro; Wanjiru,Rose Ruth Disclosed

Economywide and distributional impacts of water resources development in the coast region of Kenya : implications for water policy and operations (English)

A water-focused computable general equilibrium and microsimulation models were applied to analyze the economywide and distributional impacts of the multipurpose Mwache dam investment in the coast region of Kenya. ... See More +

Working Paper 126189 MAY 01, 2018

Beyene,Lulit Mitik; Namara,Regassa Ensermu; Sahoo,Amar; Shiferaw,Bekele Ambaye; Maisonnave,Helene; Saltiel,Gustavo Disclosed

Kenya: capturing skills requirements and assessing skills gaps in the modern economy (English)

In Kenya, skills constraints are reported to have a detrimental impact on job creation and labor market outcomes. Employers have reported concerns with the level and relevance of a broad set of socio-emotional skills and cognitive skills amongst job applicants and recently hired workers. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 128788 MAY 01, 2018

Sanchez Puerta,Maria Laura; de Silva, Sarah Johansson; Rizvi,Anam Disclosed

School costs, short-run participation, and long-run outcomes : evidence from Kenya (English)

Access to school has risen dramatically in recent decades, with large gains from reducing costs. Few studies report long-term impacts, however. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8421 APR 30, 2018

Evans,David; Ngatia,Irene Muthoni Disclosed

The impact of interest rate caps on the financial sector : evidence from commercial banks in Kenya (English)

Interest rate caps can have far-reaching consequences on the composition and maturity of commercial bank loans and deposits. This paper carefully documents these impacts on the formal financial sector in Kenya after the recent interest rate caps of 2016. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8393 APR 02, 2018

Safavian,Mehnaz S.; Zia,Bilal Husnain Disclosed

Kakuma as a marketplace : a consumer and market study of a refugee camp and town in northwest Kenya (English)

In a remote area of northwest Kenya lies a sprawling mass of tents and shelters made of mud brick and cement blocks. It is Kakuma camp, one of the largest and longest-standing refugee camps in the world, which was established in 1992 for refugees fleeing conflict in Sudan. ... See More +

Working Paper 125918 APR 01, 2018

Disclosed

Kenya economic update : policy options to advance the Big 4 - unleashing Kenya’s private sector to drive inclusive growth and accelerate poverty reduction (English)

After multiple headwinds dampened growth in 2017, a nascent rebound in economic activity in Kenya is gaining momentum. Notwithstanding the projected rebound in economic activity risks are tilted to the downside. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 125056 APR 01, 2018

Awiti,Christine Achieng; Dennis,Allen Curtis K.; Mutie,Celina Katunda; Sanya,Sarah Oludamilola; Angelique,Umutesi; Wankuru,Peter Chacha; Pape,Utz Johann; Mistiaen,Johan A.; Tolchinsky,Marina; Chengula,Ladisy Komba; Safavian,Mehnaz S.; Ramana,Gandham N.V.; Khatimba,Anne; Muthembwa,Keziah Muthoni; Rosauer,Vera Atieno Oloo; Waiharo,Robert Disclosed

Kenya - Enabling private-sector participation in infrastructure and social services (English)

Kenya is developing programs to foster private sector participation in infrastructure investments to help address the funding gap in the sector. ... See More +

Brief 125276 MAR 01, 2018

Disclosed

Redistribution and group participation : experimental evidence from Africa and the UK (English)

This paper investigates whether the prospect of redistribution hinders the formation of efficiency-enhancing groups. An experiment is conducted in a Kenyan slum, Ugandan villages, and a UK university town and used to test, in an anonymous setting with no feedback, whether subjects join a group that increases their endowment but exposes them to one of three redistributive actions: stealing, giving, or burning. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8330 FEB 05, 2018

Fafchamps,Marcel; Hill,Ruth Disclosed

Performance evaluation of public health laboratories in Kenya (English)

This paper presents findings from a performance evaluation of laboratories in Kenya supported under the East Africa Public Health Laboratory Networking Project (EAPHLNP). ... See More +

Working Paper 125799 FEB 01, 2018

Lehmann,Joel Thomas; Muture,Bernard; Matu,Martin; Schneidman,Miriam Disclosed

NEDI : boosting shared prosperity for the North and North Eastern counties of Kenya (English)

The North and North Eastern region of Kenya is historically underserved and is performing below national average on development indicators. Poverty levels are extremely high at 70 percent, compared to 45 percent national average. ... See More +

Working Paper 123734 FEB 01, 2018

Disclosed

Inclusive and effective citizen management : 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 124669 JAN 01, 2018

Omolo,Annette Akinyi; Macphail,Bruce; Wanjiru,Rose Ruth Disclosed

Sustainable banking network (SBN) : country progress report - addendum to SBN global progress report : Kenya (English)

Market-based sustainable finance initiatives led by members of the Sustainable Banking Network (SBN) have made significant progress in directing the financial sector toward sustainability. ... See More +

Working Paper 124233 JAN 01, 2018

Disclosed

Kenya accountable devolution program (English)

The Kenya Accountable Devolution program (KADP) works with government at both county and national levels. The program addresses key capacity gaps to make devolution respond to citizens' needs through strengthened institutions, improved service delivery and citizen engagement. ... See More +

Brief 123445 JAN 01, 2018

Disclosed

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

Disclosed

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Survey of the Kenyan Private Equity and Venture Capital Landscape (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 WPS8598 Policy Research Working Paper
In Search of Fiscal Space : Government Spending and Taxation - Who Benefits? (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 130556 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Elected Members Briefing Note : Participatory Budgeting (English)
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SEP 03, 2018 129747 Working Paper
Kenya's Strategy to Make Liquefied Petroleum Gas the Nation's Primary Cooking Fuel (English)
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SEP 01, 2018 129734 Brief
Participatory Budgeting Manual for County Governments in Kenya (English)
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JUL 01, 2018 129741 Working Paper
Economywide and distributional impacts of water resources development in the coast region of Kenya : implications for water policy and operations (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 126189 Working Paper
Kenya: capturing skills requirements and assessing skills gaps in the modern economy (English)
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MAY 01, 2018 128788 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
School costs, short-run participation, and long-run outcomes : evidence from Kenya (English)
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APR 30, 2018 WPS8421 Policy Research Working Paper
The impact of interest rate caps on the financial sector : evidence from commercial banks in Kenya (English)
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APR 02, 2018 WPS8393 Policy Research Working Paper
Kakuma as a marketplace : a consumer and market study of a refugee camp and town in northwest Kenya (English)
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APR 01, 2018 125918 Working Paper
Kenya economic update : policy options to advance the Big 4 - unleashing Kenya’s private sector to drive inclusive growth and accelerate poverty reduction (English)
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APR 01, 2018 125056 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Kenya - Enabling private-sector participation in infrastructure and social services (English)
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MAR 01, 2018 125276 Brief
Redistribution and group participation : experimental evidence from Africa and the UK (English)
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FEB 05, 2018 WPS8330 Policy Research Working Paper
Performance evaluation of public health laboratories in Kenya (English)
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FEB 01, 2018 125799 Working Paper
NEDI : boosting shared prosperity for the North and North Eastern counties of Kenya (English)
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FEB 01, 2018 123734 Working Paper
Inclusive and effective citizen management : participatory budgeting - Makueni and West Pokot counties (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 124669 Working Paper
Sustainable banking network (SBN) : country progress report - addendum to SBN global progress report : Kenya (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 124233 Working Paper
Kenya accountable devolution program (English)
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JAN 01, 2018 123445 Brief
Kenya economic update - Poised to bounce back? : reviving private sector credit growth and boosting revenue mobilization to support fiscal consolidation (English)
See More +
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