Publications By Author : Fiona Okadia

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Thu, Mar 7, 2024

IEA Kenya Webinar #5/2024: International Women’s Day: Celebrating Claudia Goldwin “An Advanced Understanding of Women’s Labour Market Outcomes”

Author(s) Fiona Okadia, Maureen Barasa,

Theme: Economic Literacy,

Fiona Okadia and Maureen Barasa  made this presentation during a webinar on International Women’s Day: Celebrating Claudia Goldwin “An Advanced Understanding of Women’s Labour Market Outcomes”, held on Thursday, 7th  March 2024

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No of Downloads: 55.

Wed, Feb 7, 2024

Why Changes in the Global Prices of Crude Oil Mean Little for Kenya

Author(s) Fiona Okadia,

Theme: Crude oil, Energy,

The trajectory of fuel pricing in Kenya depends on various factors but in this brief, it highlights four factors, albeit with varying correlations depending on the specific petroleum product. To determine this, I analyzed data from August 2022 to December 2023, as presented in EPRA’s press releases on ‘Maximum Retail Petroleum Prices in Kenya’ for different periods. The analysis encompassed pump prices for Super Petrol, Kerosene, and Diesel for Nairobi County and their respective taxes and levies. The four factors are the prices of crude oil, international Platts prices for these three products, the exchange rate, and the taxes and levies, a total of five variables.

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No of Downloads: 303.

Wed, Sep 20, 2023

Kenya’s Energy Sector: Challenges and Policy Options

Author(s) Fiona Okadia,

Theme: Energy,

Kenya’s energy sector plays a vital role in its economic development and social welfare. It is a key driver of the country’s growth, powering homes, industries, and transportation. However, rapid population growth and urbanization, have led to escalating energy demand, presenting both opportunities and challenges for the industry. Addressing these challenges demands policy solutions and unprecedented cooperation among stakeholders. This paper aims to explore and analyse the key challenges that the Kenyan energy sector faces in its pursuit of sustainable, reliable, and affordable energy solutions.

In this comprehensive review, we will focus on the unique challenges specific to Kenya’s energy sector based on a thorough analysis of published industry reports and policy documents.

Our analysis will encompass a wide range of issues, including energy access, diversification of energy sources, financial constraints, and environmental sustainability. By examining these challenges, we aim to gain a holistic understanding of the complexities that hinder the sector’s growth and propose actionable recommendations for a more resilient energy future. The paper adopted a systemic approach to identify and categorize the challenges into distinct domains to offer a structured examination of the key obstacles confronting the energy sector.

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No of Downloads: 535.

Wed, Aug 30, 2023

Disrupting Kleptocracy by Advancing Beneficial Ownership Transparency: The Legal Background in Kenya

Author(s) Fiona Okadia, Stephen Jairo,

Theme: Kleptocracy,

This brief starts by providing an introductory summary of the legal underpinnings that forms the basis for matters around beneficial ownership information in Kenya, and the need to enhance transparency of the same in the country. It gives a global outlook, which details the definition of a beneficial owner as has been agreed upon by the Financial Action task Force (FATF). The FATF is the global agency responsible for monitoring money laundering and terrorism financing through the establishment of international standards with the target of stopping these criminal activities and the damage they cause to society at large.

File Size: 366.77 KB
No of Downloads: 336.

Wed, Aug 30, 2023

Combating Contemporary Kleptocracy: State of Play in Kenya

Author(s) Fiona Okadia,

Theme: Kleptocracy,

This brief begins by an overall introduction, which brings forth the intersection between the need to enhance transparency of beneficial ownership information and the benefits thereof in combating kleptocracy. It further details the journey that Kenya has undertaken in this endeavour, and the results from the interviews conducted in five distinct areas; Availability, Collection, Standardization, Risks, and Levels of involvement of the various stakeholders in this endeavour. The brief finalizes by providing general as well as specific recommendations to the business registration service, business community representatives, and CSOs.

File Size: 345.38 KB
No of Downloads: 315.

Tue, Aug 15, 2023

IEA Kenya Webinar #26/2023: Kenya’s Energy Sector: Issues and Policy Options

Author(s) Fiona Okadia, Stephen Jairo,

Theme: Energy,

This presentation was made by Fiona Okadia and Stephen Jairo during a webinar on Kenya’s Energy Sector: Issues and Policy Options held on Tuesdayy,15 th August 2023.

File Size: 385.11 KB
No of Downloads: 269.

Thu, Jun 1, 2023

The African Financial Markets Index

Author(s) Emmanuel Wa-Kyendo, Fiona Okadia, Leo Kipkogei Kemboi, Winnie Ogejo,

Theme: Finance,

The Absa Africa Financial Markets Index (2020) is an instrument that documents the most supportive environment for effective markets in 23 countries across the region based on six focal pillars. These are market depth, access to foreign exchange, market transparency, tax and regulatory environment: capacity of local investors: macroeconomic opportunity; and enforceability of financial contracts. Each of these metrics is measured by many other underlying factors and the weight and performance of each is used to give the overall score.

File Size: 723.73 KB
No of Downloads: 335.

Tue, Jul 19, 2022

Webinar #17 of 2022 Unpacking and Assessing Agano Party Plan

Author(s) Fiona Okadia, Leo Kipkogei Kemboi, Maureen Barasa,

Theme: Democratization,

This presentation was made by Leo Kemboi, Maureen Barasa, and Fiona Okadia during the Virtual public forum on Unpacking and Assessing the Agano Party Plan held on Tuesday, 19th July  2022.

File Size: 364KB
No of Downloads: 369.

Tue, Feb 8, 2022

Webinar #4 of 2022: Unpacking The Digital Lending Regulation,2022

Author(s) Fiona Okadia,

Theme: Regulation,

This presentation was made by Ms. Fiona Okadia of IEA-Kenya during a Virtual public forum on Unpacking the digital lending regulations, 2022 held on Tuesday, 8th February 2022.

File Size: 85KB
No of Downloads: 465.