Launch of Media Innovation to Support Citizens Engagement on Public Procurement Issues

Post Date: 2019-07-22

Nairobi, Monday 22 July 2019 - The Nation Media Group (NMG) has today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on the establishment of an Open Contracting (O.C) portal that will provide open data on public procurement data to the public. The O.C portal will enable visibility for media story linkages, data-backed storytelling, access to information for research, and support the shelf life of procurement-related stories after the first period of first publication. This portal will also be the premier resource tool for journalists across Kenya to access critical information on public procurement supporting the timely and informed reporting of stories in this area. The portal will be hosted by the Nation Media Group, developed in collaboration with Hivos East Africa and the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA-Kenya).

Launch of the White Paper on the Unintended Effects of Kenya’s Alcohol Regulation Policies

Post Date: 2019-05-16

Nairobi, April 30, 2019: Kenya needs to develop a more comprehensive policy if its fight against illicit alcohol is to succeed, according to a new analysis of the regulation of alcohol in the country by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA-Kenya).

Launch of Kenya’s Urban Areas Performance Index Report 2017

Post Date: 2018-09-05

Nairobi, Kenya, 05th September 2018 – Kenya has witnessed rapid urbanization since independence. In fact, 50% of the population is projected to be urbanized by the year 2030. In recognition of the emerging challenges the Government initiated various plans and strategies for example, Growth Center Policy of the 1970 that did not succeed in addressing weak urban planning and management and a resultant rise in informal settlement due to weak implementation coordination. In the coming to effect of devolution from 2013, there have been renewed
efforts for better urban governance and management through formulation of the National Urban Development Policy and the Urban Areas and Cities legislation.

The Era of Digitalization in the Manufacturing Sector

Post Date: 2018-04-12

Nairobi, Kenya, 12th April 2018 -The matter of the moment has to do with the Big 4 Agenda items fronted by President Kenyatta in his final term in office; one of which is manufacturing. The government plans to create 1.3 million manufacturing jobs by 2022 and use manufacturing to pave the way for Kenya’s future in a bid to move the economy from a low middle income to an upper middle-income country by the year 2030.

Launch of the Study on Middle Class

Post Date: 2016-12-15

Nairobi, Kenya, 15th December 2016 - Discussions about the the middle class in developing countries tend to focus on its potential to strengthen democracy in the respective countries. The evidence for this lacks a sound basis because not all democracies have had a significant middle class and some countries with a large middle class are not democracies. Although democratization does not solely depend on the existence of a middle class, there is some evidence for the potential of the middle class to contribute substantially to the process. For Kenya, a country with a growing middle class that is not fully democratic, it is a claim worth investigating.

Launch of Policy Brief on State of the Implementation of the Micro and Small Enterprises Act 2012

Post Date: 2015-09-30

Nairobi, Kenya, 30th September 2015 – Kenya’s informal sector largely comprising of workers in Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs), employs millions of adult Kenyans. In an effort to promote, develop and regulate the sector, the Micro and Small Enterprise Act 2012 embodies the needs of small businesses. According to the Institute of Economic Affairs and KENASVIT while reviewing the state of the MSE Act 2012, the law is yet to be fully implemented. Small business owners want the government to expedite the implementation of the Act and more importantly set up the MSE fund as provided for in Section 51 of the Act.

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