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Research digest newsletter Vol. 13 (No. 3) (English)

This issue focuses on Urbanization and Infrastructure Development and features the following articles:Building Sustainable Cities and Efficient Infrastructure; Who Benefits from Investments in Bus Rapid Transit Systems? ... See More +

Newsletter 136052 APR 17, 2019

Disclosed

Learning from Power Sector Reform : The Case of Kenya (English)

Two successive waves of reform have fundamentally altered the structure and organization of Kenya's vibrant power sector, which boasts a tradition of strong technical and commercial performance. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8819 APR 16, 2019

Godinho,Catrina; Eberhard,Anton Adriaan Disclosed

Kenya Economic Update : Unbundling the Slack in Private Sector Investment – Transforming Agriculture Sector Productivity and Linkages to Poverty Reduction (English)

The Kenyan economy rebounded in 2018 and economic activity in the first quarter of 2019 was healthy, although emerging drought conditions could curtail GDP growth for the remainder of the year. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 135870 APR 01, 2019

Wankuru,Peter Chacha; Dennis,Allen Curtis K.; Angelique,Umutesi; Chege,Patrick Nderitu; Mutie,Celina Katunda; Sanya,Sarah Oludamilola; Chengula,Ladisy Komba; Njagi, Tim; Pape,Utz Johann; Haynes,Alastair Peter Francis Disclosed

Are They Really Being Served? : Assessing Effective Infrastructure Access and Quality in 15 Kenyan Cities (English)

This paper proposes a framework that examines three levels of access to infrastructure -- nominal, effective, and quality-adjusted access. Most conventional indicators measure nominal access --whether a household has physical access to a service in or near the house. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8750 FEB 19, 2019

Gulyani,Sumila; Ryan Rizvi,Andrea C.; Talukdar,Debabrata Disclosed

Enhancing Young Children's Language Acquisition through Parent-Child Book-Sharing : A Randomized Trial in Rural Kenya (English)

Worldwide, 250 million children under five (43 percent) are not meeting their developmental potential because they lack adequate nutrition and cognitive stimulation in early childhood. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8733 FEB 07, 2019

Knauer,Heather Ashley; Jakiela,Pamela; Ozier,Owen; Aboud,Frances E; Fernald,Lia C.H. Disclosed

Kenya - Electricity Improvement Project : Terms of Reference for Environmental and Social Studies for Transmission Lines : Package 3 (English)

The objective of the consultancy services is to prepare studies that meet the environmental and social safeguard policies of the World Bank and the relevant laws and regulations of the Government of Kenya, for the construction and operation of six new transmission lines and associated substations, and the introduction of a second transformer at 6 existing substations that will be financed under the Kenya Electricity System Improvement Project (KESIP). ... See More +

Working Paper 133123 DEC 20, 2018

Disclosed

Kenya - Electricity Improvement Project : Terms of Reference for Environmental and Social Studies for Transmission Lines : Package 2 (English)

The objective of the consultancy services is to prepare studies that meet the environmental and social safeguard policies of the World Bank and the relevant laws and regulations of the Government of Kenya, for the construction and operation of six new transmission lines and associated substations, and the introduction of a second transformer at 6 existing substations that will be financed under the Kenya Electricity System Improvement Project (KESIP). ... See More +

Working Paper 133120 DEC 20, 2018

Disclosed

Spatial Distributions of Job Accessibility, Housing Rents, and Poverty in Nairobi, Kenya (English)

Whether individuals and job opportunities are well connected is a key determinant of productive urban labor markets. The overall level of job accessibility in a city depends on the locations of jobs and workers' residences, as well as transport networks. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8654 NOV 26, 2018

Nakamura,Shohei; Avner,Paolo Disclosed

Kenya National Hospital Insurance Fund Reforms : Implications and Lessons for Universal Health Coverage (English)

This article identifies and describes the reforms undertaken by the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) and examines their implications for Kenya’s quest to achieve universal health coverage (UHC). ... See More +

Journal Article 134676 NOV 06, 2018

Barasa, Edwine; Rogo,Khama Odera; Mwaura,Racheal Njeri; Chuma,Jane Disclosed

Spatial Distributions of Job Accessibility, Housing Rents, and Poverty in Nairobi, Kenya (English)

Whether individuals and job opportunities are well connected is a key determinant or productive urban labor markets. The overall level of job accessibility in a city depends on the locations of jobs and workers' residences, as well as transport networks. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 132529 NOV 01, 2018

Nakamura,Shohei; Avner,Paolo Disclosed

Doing Business 2019 : Training for Reform - Kenya (English)

Sixteenth in a series of annual reports comparing business regulation in 190 economies, Doing Business 2019 covers 11 areas of business regulation. ... See More +

Working Paper 131743 OCT 31, 2018

Disclosed

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

Kenya Poverty and Gender Assessment 2015-2016 : Reflecting on a Decade of Progress and the Road Ahead (English)

Following ten years of relatively robust economic growth, Kenya achieved lower-middle-income country status in 2014. The remarkable expansion of telecommunications and mobile financial services shifted Kenya’s economic paradigm to an extent rarely seen in developing countries. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS000466 OCT 01, 2018

Pape,Utz Johann; Mejia-Mantilla,Carolina 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

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

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

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

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Research digest newsletter Vol. 13 (No. 3) (English)
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APR 17, 2019 136052 Newsletter
Learning from Power Sector Reform : The Case of Kenya (English)
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APR 16, 2019 WPS8819 Policy Research Working Paper
Kenya Economic Update : Unbundling the Slack in Private Sector Investment – Transforming Agriculture Sector Productivity and Linkages to Poverty Reduction (English)
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APR 01, 2019 135870 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Are They Really Being Served? : Assessing Effective Infrastructure Access and Quality in 15 Kenyan Cities (English)
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FEB 19, 2019 WPS8750 Policy Research Working Paper
Enhancing Young Children's Language Acquisition through Parent-Child Book-Sharing : A Randomized Trial in Rural Kenya (English)
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FEB 07, 2019 WPS8733 Policy Research Working Paper
Kenya - Electricity Improvement Project : Terms of Reference for Environmental and Social Studies for Transmission Lines : Package 3 (English)
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DEC 20, 2018 133123 Working Paper
Kenya - Electricity Improvement Project : Terms of Reference for Environmental and Social Studies for Transmission Lines : Package 2 (English)
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DEC 20, 2018 133120 Working Paper
Spatial Distributions of Job Accessibility, Housing Rents, and Poverty in Nairobi, Kenya (English)
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NOV 26, 2018 WPS8654 Policy Research Working Paper
Kenya National Hospital Insurance Fund Reforms : Implications and Lessons for Universal Health Coverage (English)
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NOV 06, 2018 134676 Journal Article
Spatial Distributions of Job Accessibility, Housing Rents, and Poverty in Nairobi, Kenya (English)
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NOV 01, 2018 132529 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Doing Business 2019 : Training for Reform - Kenya (English)
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OCT 31, 2018 131743 Working Paper
Survey of the Kenyan Private Equity and Venture Capital Landscape (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 WPS8598 Policy Research Working Paper
Kenya Poverty and Gender Assessment 2015-2016 : Reflecting on a Decade of Progress and the Road Ahead (English)
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OCT 01, 2018 AUS000466 Working Paper
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
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)
Economywide and distributional impacts of water resources development in the coast region of Kenya : implications for water policy and operations (English)
See More +
MAY 01, 2018 126189 Working Paper
School costs, short-run participation, and long-run outcomes : evidence from Kenya (English)
See More +
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