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Study on the Economic and Political Developments in Kenya

This broad objective of this project was to provide ad hoc and independent economic advise to the management of Barclays Bank of Kenya and the Embassy of Japan in Kenya on economic, social and political developments.
Undertaken by: ACEG
Countries: Kenya
Project Director: Dr Andrew Mullei and Prof Wafula Masai
Year completed: 2004


Kenya Financial Sector Reform Forum (April 15-17 2004)

The objectives of the forum were to: (i) provide an opportunity for stakeholders to meet in an informal atmosphere, devoid of business considerations, in order to demystify finance and build bridges among stakeholders; (ii) provide an opportunity for financial sector stakeholders to discuss key issues affecting the delivery of financial services in the country; (iii) offer a platform for disseminating and discussing the findings and key recommendations of recent analytical work on the sector; (iv) build a broad-based consensus among the stakeholders on the key findings of the analytical studies in order to form a basis for designing and implementing financial sector reforms; and (v) isolate key findings from the analytical studies on which stakeholders may not be agreed and which may require further work. Overall, the Forum was expected to address how to improve access of financial services for the majority of Kenyans.
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Countries: Kenya
Project Director: Prof Wafula Masai
Year completed: 2004


First Stakeholders Workshop for the Kenya Development Gateway Project (April 6, 2004)

The main purpose of the Workshop was to introduce the Kenya Development Gateway (KDG) project and the Gateways concept to the stakeholders, including government, public and private sector organisations, NGOs, civil society organisations, and micro and small enterprises.
Undertaken by:
Countries: Kenya
Project Director: Prof Wafula Masai
Year completed: 2004


The Status of Regional Trade Liberalization in East Africa

The broad objective of this project was to take stock of recent trends and current status of regional trade liberalisation in East Africa. Specifically, the project explored the recent and current trade regimes in each of the three EAC countries as well as the direction of intra-regional trade, the evolution of general tariffs and tariff structures, revenue implications of tariff reforms, and EAC negotiations on formation of a customs union. It discussed technical, political and strategic issues that may constitute stumbling blocks in the achievement of regional integration in East Africa.
Undertaken by: ACEG
Countries: Kenya
Project Director: Dr Nehemiah Ng
Year completed: 2003


Information and Communication Technologies and the Productivity of MSEs in Africa

This collaborative project, co-sponsored by ACEG and the Institute for New Technologes at the United Nations University (UNU/INTECH), sought to identify mechanisms through which MSEs in Africa can utilize Information and Communication Technologies to increase their productivity and overall contribution to growth and development in the continent.
Undertaken by: Institute for Development Studies (IDS) and Kumasi Institute of Technology and Environment (KITE)
Countries: Kenya, Ghana
Project Director: Dr Catherine Nyaki Adeya and Dr Andrew Mullei
Year completed: 2003


Multi-Country Study on Growth and Transformation of Small Firms in Africa

The major objective of this study is to determine ways through which the transformation process of small firms in Zimbabwe, Ghana and Kenya can be enhanced. The specific objectives of the study are to: (1) Determine the most appropriate measure of firm-size categorization (employment, investment and turnover) from the perspective of growth and transformation; (2) Categorise small firms by size, determine the size distribution and identify key features under each size category; (3) Discuss the pattern and process of growth and transformation of small firms, highlighting indicators of growth and transformation from one size category to the next and the internal and external factors behind each; (4) Explore the existence of growth spurts in small firms in Zimbabwe, Ghana and Kenya and determine ways through which such can be activated or enhanced once it sets in; (5) Make specific and actionable recommendations on ways through which the growth and transformation rate of small firms in Zim
Undertaken by: Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (IPAR), University of Ghana, Southern Africa Microfinance Capacity Building Facility
Countries: Kenya, Ghana, Zimbabwe
Project Director: Dr Andrew Mullei
Year completed: 2003


Trade Liberalization and Regional Integration Study of East Africa

The basic objective of this study was to determine and quantify the benefits and costs of the EAC regional integration scheme and propose options for equitable sharing of these benefits and costs by Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania. The specific objectives were to: (1) Document areas of possible benefits as well as costs for Kenya
Undertaken by: Kenya Institute of Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA), Department of Economics, University of Dar es Salaam, Research Department, Central Bank of
Countries: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania
Project Director: Dr Andrew Mullei
Year completed: 2003


Sessional Paper on Growth and Development of Micro and Small Enterprises in Kenya

The aim of this project was to formulate a new policy framework for the development of micro and small enterprises in Kenya utilising research results from the extensive policy research work carried out by ACEG on the policy environment within which micro and small enterprises in Kenya operate. The resultant Sessional Paper was to depart from the earlier one of 1992 by paying special attention to implementation clarity, the role of the private sector and the importance of linking MSEs to the knowledge economy. Other significant areas of improvement include policy attention to coordination of MSE activities, environmental concerns, gender specific issues and measures to address the challenges posed by the HIV/AIDS pandemic to the sector.
Undertaken by: ACEG
Countries: Kenya
Project Director: Dr Andrew Mullei and Prof Wafula Masai
Year completed: 2003


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