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Kenya

2015-04-09

Subsidies delivered through the water tariff are not reaching the poor

Like many water utilities across the globe, Nairobi City Water and Sewer Company implements an increasing block tariff. Recent research conducted by EfD Kenya, however, finds that the increasing block tariff implemented in Nairobi does not effectively target subsidies to low-income households. Estimates suggest that non-poor households receive over 80 per cent of the subsidies.

2013-09-16

EfD Knowledge Aid

In a brief interview with UNU-Wider Wisdom Akpalu, Associate Professor of Economics at SUNY-Farmingdale, NY, shares his view on the effectiveness of development knowledge aid and the impact of the “Gothenburg mafia” on Africa. A maybe misleading expression which relates to Wisdom himself and his former PhD colleagues who studied at the Environmental Economics Unit of the Economics Department at Gothenburg University.

2013-05-03

Climate change research in COMESA region

EfD-Kenya fellows Wilfred Nyangena and Geophrey Sikei, were engaged in the review and synthesis of literature on climate change research in the COMESA region and how it has influenced policy.

2011-01-07

The environment-poverty reduction nexus needs more attention in Kenya

EfD Kenya notes in its commissioned report for World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) that environmental issues are recognized as important at very high levels of planning in Kenya. Still, the environment-poverty reduction nexus has not received its due attention in terms of policy prioritization, money allocation, political and civil society support, and actual implementation.

2010-12-11

Kenya State of Environment Report

EfD-Kenya actively participated in the preparation of the Kenya State of Environment (SoE) Report. Preparation of the SoE 2010 report was spearheaded by United Nation Environment Programme (UNEP) and National Environment Management Authority (NEMA).

2010-02-26

Kenya's natural resources need economic instruments

EfD researchers invited to public hearing: "Policy processes provide windows of opportunity to discuss research results, highlight the importance of natural resources to the economy – and get impact," says Paul Guthiga. Guthiga is one of the EfD research fellows who were invited by Kenya´s Ministry of Finance to a public sector hearing held to discuss the draft budget proposal on Environment, Water and Sanitation for 2009-2011.

2010-02-26

"Kenya's natural resources need economic instruments"

EfD researchers invited to public hearing: "Policy processes provide windows of opportunity to discuss research results, highlight the importance of natural resources to the economy – and get impact," says Paul Guthiga. Guthiga is one of the EfD research fellows who were invited by Kenya´s Ministry of Finance to a public sector hearing held to discuss the draft budget proposal on Environment, Water and Sanitation for 2009-2011.

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