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Background NoteDo more diversified suppliers rebound faster than concentrated suppliers in times of shocks?: Insights from Kenya
In this background note, we examine how different firms and sectors rebound or prevail in crises...Export firms Sectors Shocks
Working PaperCOVID-19: mortality, future years lost, and demographic structure: Italy and Kenya compared
COVID-19 causes extremely high mortality among the old...Age structure COVID-19 Italy
Background NoteCOVID-19 and socioeconomic impact in Africa: The case of Kenya
The COVID-19 pandemic has now spread to over 180 countries, including several countries in sub-Saharan Africa. 1 Kenya reported its first COVID-19 case on 13 March 2020...COVID-19 Pandemic Africa
Working PaperIs export-led growth a mirage?: The case of Kenya
The role of exports in promoting economic growth has been widely acknowledged. This paper analyses the link between exporting and growth performance in Kenya using time series data...Trade Export-led growth Import
SeminarJoshua Magero Otieno on ethnicity, politics and wellbeing in Kenya
Joshua Magero Otieno will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 20 November. Abstract – Ethnicity, politics and wellbeing in Kenya Perceived or real welfare imbalances fundamentally impacts individuals’ civic participation, inclusivity...
SeminarMaureen Were on is export-led growth a mirage? The case of Kenya
Maureen Were will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 10 April 2019. Abstract – Is export-led growth a mirage? The case of Kenya The role of exports in promoting economic growth has been widely acknowledged. However, despite trade...
Book ChapterProspects for information and communications technology-enabled services in Kenya: The case of the mobile money transfer industry
From the book: Industries without SmokestacksInformation and communication-technology-enabled services Prospects Mobile money
Working PaperThe politics of scaling up social protection in Kenya
Literature on social protection in Kenya shows progress in implementation of cash transfers but not the social health insurance scheme...Kenya Social protection Cash transfers
Working PaperProspects for information and communications technology-enabled services in Kenya: The case of the mobile money transfer industry
The mobile money transfer industry has been the most successful information and communications technology-enabled service in Kenya, having recorded an exponential growth relative to its neighbours within the East Africa region...Information and communication-technology-enabled services Prospects Mobile money
Journal ArticleExport Spillovers: Comparative Evidence From Kenya and Malaysia
Part of Journal Special Issue Learning to CompeteExport Spillovers Foreign Direct Investment Manufacturing