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By Gilbert Makore. Supreme Audit Institutions as Custodians of Finite Extractive Resources. Mining, oil and gas resources have the potential to significantly contribute to countries’ socio-economic development. Socio-economic benefits stream in through taxes, a share of the revenues and economic...
Rebecca at her kiosk
Programme Information The informal sector in Kenya plays a significant role in the economy and is said to account for close to 50% of GDP. The Government of Kenya has been seeking ways to broaden the tax base and consequently net in those operating in the informal economy. However, there are still...
Martha serving lunch
Programme Information The informal sector in Kenya plays a significant role in the economy and is said to account for close to 50% of GDP. The Government of Kenya has been seeking ways to broaden the tax base and consequently net in those operating in the informal economy.However, there are still...
Programme Information The informal sector in Kenya plays a significant role in the economy and is said to account for close to 50% of GDP. The Government of Kenya has been seeking ways to broaden the tax base and consequently net in those operating in the informal economy.However, there are still...
Peris outside her tailoring shop.
Oxfam and partners, SITE Enterprise Promotion and NOPE Institute through funding from the EU implemented a women rights project aimed at;promoting the livelihoods,social inclusion of vulnerable female domestic workers and female small-scale traders. Also enhanced the social-economic empowerment of...
Mariam Nabura Salat, 40 years, Mororo, Ziwani, Tana River
“This rain was too much, the worst I have seen in the last 10 seasons,” Mariam Nabura recounts. “We were caught unawares by the floods in the middle of the night, at times we would receive the warning information but the floods don’t come. But this time round, right after we received an alert about...
Racho Dulacha, 37 year old – Mudhe. Photo Credit/Melva Consulting
I started tending to my father’s herd of cattle when I was only 10 years old. I would be sent out to look for pasture in the fields and then come back in the evening when the animals had enough to eat and drink. Back then, we would move from one area to another with our livestock in search of...
Photo Credit: Melva Consulting
The year 2015 was particularly dry and we were forced to move our Satellite herds to Huri Hills where there was pasture, leaving behind only a few animals for our families to get milk. One morning as I was walking to the pen to release the animals for grazing, I noticed that two cattle looked dull...
Women using the water ATM to fetch water in Wajir County. Photo Credit/Kevin Wabung'o/Oxfam
Oxfam piloted the use of electronic water meters commonly known us water ATMs in Wajir County in 2014-2015. The county government of Wajir through WAJWASCO is collaborating with World Vision to scale up the technology to other water utilities within the county.