ACEG :: African Centre for Economic Growth
Policy Research and Collaboration Organization
 
ACEG
       The African Center for Economic Growth
   
 
Select Projects
Completed Projects
Completed Projects

<< 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 >>

The Socio-Economic and Growth Consequences of Corruption in Kenya

The aim of this project was to build domestic ownership of anti-corruption reforms in Kenya and coordinate a national initiative to address corruption.
Undertaken by: ACEG
Countries: Kenya
Project Director: Dr Andrew Mullei
Year completed: 2000


Defining Informal Property Rights

To identify, document and characterise the existing MSE informal property rights in order to establish whether the facilitating and the recognition of these existing informal property rights and claims would yield significant benefits to those affected and to the economy as a whole. The specific objectives were: (1) Document exhaustively and characterize what constitutes property rights in the context of micro and small businesses on a sub-sector approach providing a clear distinction between formal, informal and traditional property rights regimes; (2) Provide a set of case studies illustrating the extent to which informal sector property relationships conflict with formal property rights thereby undermining the growth and development of micro and small businesses in Kenya; (3) Define the institutional framework under which the existing informal sector property rights can be defined, established, utilized and enforced (includes describing the mechanism for the transfer, arbitration an
Undertaken by: Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA)
Countries: Kenya
Project Director: Prof Mwangi S Kimenyi
Year completed: 2000


Third-Round National Baseline Survey of MSEs in Kenya

The goal of the survey was to update information generated in two previous surveys undertaken in 1993 and 1995, in order to generate more reliable information with regard to the size of the micro and small enterprise sector and its contribution to both income and employment growth in the economy. The survey also corrected for any errors of the two previous surveys and improved reliability of the estimate of the MSE sector’s contribution to the economy in terms of employment growth and income generation.
Undertaken by: ACEG, K-Rep Holdings Ltd and Central Bureau of Statistics
Countries: Kenya
Project Director: Dr Andrew Mullei
Year completed: 2000


Towards a Pluralistic System of Social Provisioning for Kenya

To provide information and an analysis of social services provided in Kenya and make recommendations on how social services can be organized and financed to increase their efficiency and sustainability. The specific objectives were: (1) To identify main providers of key public services within the government sector, private sector and various NGO sub-sectors, and trace their size and evolution patterns. (2) To identify and describe institutions responsible for social provision of private services to the public during periods of vulnerability and to assess their evolution over time. (3) Use the information obtained about the institutes described above to assess feasibility of a decentralised and pluralistic social provision system in which the central government would play a key role in coordinating and facilitating provision services by local authorities, civil society and private agents.
Undertaken by: Department of Economics, University of Nairobi
Countries: Kenya
Project Director: Dr. Germano Mwabu
Year completed: 2000


ACEG/AERC Collaborative Project on “Africa and the World Trading System”

To identify and examine the framework and policies within which Africa’s economic links are forged with the rest of the world. Research ranged from examining historical factors, to Africa’s present relationship with the European Union in particular in view of the emerging global system. The specific objectives were: (1) Bringing together various African and international researchers so as to build a critical mass of expertise on a set of African policy issues. (2) Enhancing capacity building in Africa for rigorous analytical research that would also serve important policy purposes. (3) Stimulate and nurture the interest of experienced international scholars on African policy issues.
Undertaken by: African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)
Countries: Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa, and Uganda
Project Director: Prof. Delphin G Rwegasira
Year completed: 2000


Policies for Incorporating Gender Concerns in Microenterprise Development in Kenya

The goal of this study was to make policy recommendations that would enhance women’s participation and performance in micro and small enterprise development. The specific objectives were: (1) To analyse biases, gaps and weaknesses in policies affecting gender access to finance and skills development, thereby constraining women’s involvement and performance in micro and small enterprise development; (2) To examine the situation of female and male involvement in MSEs in a changing financial and skill development policy environment; (3) To make policy recommendations that would incorporate gender concerns in improving access to finance and skills development services for micro enterprise development in Kenya; (4) To analyse the extent to which existing financial and skill development policies affect/influence gender concerns in the mediation of supply and demand factors in spawning and creation of entrepreneurship, training, skill development and stimulation of linkages and networks betwe
Undertaken by: Association of African Women in Research and Development (AAWORD)
Countries: Kenya
Project Director: Dr Kaendi Munguti
Year completed: 1999


Policies to Enhance the Environment for Growth and Development of MSEs in Urban Areas

The goal of this study was to produce policy recommendations that would promote economic growth and development of MSEs within local authorities. The immediate objective was to enhance the policy environment for growth and development of MSEs within local authorities. The specific objectives were: (1) To analyse policy weaknesses, policy constraints and gaps in policy with respect to LA policies for promoting MSEs development; (2) To assist LAs to formulate policies that would foster growth and development of MSEs; (3) To include the policy changes required to enhance the environment for MSE activities in the scope of ongoing reforms in LAs; (4) To propose policy recommendations that would foster growth and development of MSEs in urban areas.
Undertaken by: Central Planning Unit, Ministry of Local Authorities
Countries: Kenya
Project Director: Mr Mwangi Macharia
Year completed: 1999


Technology Policy for Micro and Small Enterprises in Kenya

The immediate objective of the grant was to improve the technology policy environment for MSEs in Kenya.
Undertaken by: Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute (KIRDI)
Countries: Kenya
Project Director: Dr. Ing. Harry L. Kaane
Year completed: 1999


<< 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 >>

 
ACEG at a glance

This document gives you a snapshot of ACEG programs, along with resources, short bios of directors and senior staff, contact info, and answers to frequently asked questions

Download PDF
 
 
         
 
 
Micro and Small Enterprise (MSE) Development SME
Financial Inclusion inclusion
Regional Integration Trade
Trade Trade
Private Enterpise Development Private Enterprise
Information Management
information

 




Profile Program Agenda Projects Publications Contacts PANEL Webmail