Policy papers

E.g., 11/13/2018
E.g., 11/13/2018
Clarice Akinyi, 35, Domestic Worker by a water tank in Mathare Ward, Mashimoni Village, Nairobi, Kenya. Photo Credit: Katie G. Nelson/Oxfam
In the context of Kenya’s arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs), NGOs and donors, as well as private sector players, are exploring how they can help vulnerable populations to prepare and build resilience to extended drought sequences and climate volatility. The use of solar-powered water pumps (SWPs) is...
Photo Credit: Jeremy Mutiso
The 2010 Kenya constitution makes provision for Public participation in the budget-making process to ensure the taxpayers priorities are reflected in the final budgets. Citizens are invited to give their proposals in writing or participate in actual discussion meetings. However, there has been low...
Volunteer Azulu Adeba, 44, describes the poor drainage in his community, where he carries out tax monitoring work with the National Taxpayers Association in Kiambiu, Eastleigh, Nairobi, Kenya. 2016. Photo Credit: Allan Gichigi
‘I got involved with the project because I started wondering where my taxes go. Our constitution guarantees the right to information. That includes whatever [law] is passed by our leaders. We have a right to know how the taxes we pay are being used. It is important to follow up on taxes, because we...
Nakaale Lopodo 22, a resident of Lokichar in Turkana County Northern Kenya. Photo Credit/Jeremy Mutiso
This paper aims to give an overview of revenue benefit sharing in the context of Kenya’s oil development in Turkana. It outlines the importance of revenue sharing; what the different proposed formulas may mean with respect to the cash value of transfers to sub-national levels; assesses absorptive...
Photo credit: Joyce Kabue/Oxfam
In the arid and semi-arid land (ASAL) counties of Kenya, people are experiencing a food security and nutrition crisis as the drought has worsened since August 2016. The number of food-insecure people reached 2.7 million in July 2017, including 375,285 children and pregnant and breast-feeding women...
The chaos, noise, and density of the slum is neatly juxtaposed with the orderly calm green of the Royal Nairobi Golf Club, which opened in 1906. Unequal Scenes - by Johnny Miller
The gap between the richest and poorest has reached extreme levels in Kenya. With 7,500 new millionaires set to be created over the next decade, it appears that a minority of wealthy individuals and investors are creaming off the yields of economic growth. While the number of millionaires is...
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Kenya’s current drought emergency has left 2.7 million people in need of immediate humanitarian assistance. A wide range of protection risks have emerged as a direct consequence of the drought, though they have received little attention and remain largely unseen.
Photo Credit: Joyce Kabue
This report refers to the midline study of the project titled, ‘Progressive mobilization and management of domestic resources for quality delivery of public services in three counties of Kenya'. The study aims to understand barriers to public participation in the budgeting process as well as assess...
Kieran Doherty/Oxfam
A case study on the extent of Tullow Oil’s compliance with the principle of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) in Turkana County, Kenya. It examines the company’s engagement in selected communities and finds that, while community engagement processes have improved in important ways, it has yet...
Graphic by Cyril Wanguba
5.6 million affected by drought and more than 3.4 million in need of food assistance in Kenya. By the end of September more than 5.6 Million were affected by the drought, including 3.4 million who are food insecure and 2.6 million severely food insecure. In the pastoral areas, food insecurity is...

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