An evaluation of the structure and servicing of Kenya’s public debt

The aim of this study was to determine the structure and servicing of Kenya's public debt; whether an association existed between internal and external government debt; and the ability of Kenya Government to service its debt. The study used secondary data from documents of the Kenya Government and the Central Bank of Kenya and the data collected was analyzed using trend series and financial ratios adapted from debt and debt servicing indicators used by the World Bank and the Maastricht Treaty of the European Union. The major conclusions reached are set out below.

The relationship between financial management reforms and the economic performance of public sector in Kenya

Financial Management Reforms are developments and changes overtime in the field of finance. They are important since they lead to prudent allocation of financial capital. Economic performance deals with the changes on the economic value for money, wealth, debt and investment. The study used the economic unit performance contracting results as the measure of performance. Despite increased reforms in public sector financial management approaches, the Kenyan economic performance has not been impressive leading to a situation referred to as “the paradox of plenty” i.e.

Strategic responses adopted by Commercial Banks to enhance market penetration of the unbanked population in Kenya

The business environment is constantly changing and has shifted considerably over the past several years, presenting both; Threats and Opportunities to the banking sector in Kenya. In light of this dynamic landscape, commercial banks must manage rapid environmental changes and make difficult decisions in order to survive, navigate and compete effectively in the Kenyan banking industry. Organizations need to create and implement an effective strategy in order to excel in today's marketplace.

Challenges of internationalization of banking operations by Kenya commercial bank limited

ternational trade has propelled the development of banks within the international financial system. Therefore, the banking activities are increasingly becoming international. However, internationalization of bank operations in Kenya and globally has been facing various challenges. This study therefore sought to determine the challenges involved in the internationalization process of banking operations by KCB. This research study used a case study design as it only focused on Kenya Commercial Bank. The study used both primary and secondary data.

The effect of central bank rate on the share return of commercial banks listed at the Nairobi securities exchange

A sound financial sector not only fosters economic growth by mobilizing resources for investment, but also provides a framework for undertaking effective monetary policy. The banking system and the financial system more generally, is a key pillar in any economy, considering its basic function, which is to reallocate funds from agents with a surplus to those with a deficit. A well-developed financial system promotes economic growth by enabling economic agents to diversify their portfolios and meet their liquidity requirements.

Factors influencing strategies used by non governmental organizations for business development of small and medium enterprises in Kenya

This study is aimed to establish the influence NGOs have in the development of SMEs in Kenya. It looks to establish the following objectives I.e. to determine the strategies adopted by nongovernmental organizations in Kenya in promoting business development of small and medium enterprises as well as establish factors influencing strategies adopted by non-governmental organizations for business development for small and medium enterprises in Kenya. The study was a survey of 25 NGOs in Kenya as at October 2010. Mail questionnaires were used to collect data.

Corporate governance practices and performance at Elimu Sacco in Kenya

Previous research has shown that corporate governance in Sacco’s in Kenya has not been effectively regulated and supervised. It is important to emphasize that good corporate governance practices in the SACCOs is imperative if the cooperative movement is to effectively play a key role in the overall development in Kenya. This study sought to achieve two objectives: To find out the influence of corporate governance practices on the performance of Elimu SACCO and to establish the challenges facing corporate governance practises at Elimu SACCO. The study used both primary and secondary data.

Supply chain strategies, technology and performance of large-scale manufacturing firms in Kenya

This thesis set out to establish the role of technology in the relationship between supply chain strategies and overall firm performance by addressing four primary gaps in the literature: the study of the four variables (supply chain strategies, supply chain technology, supply chain performance and firm performance) in isolation; the research findings and results have been contradicting and no attempt to clear the contradictions; biased and unbalanced analysis of the different measures of firm performance, as well as the failure to use weighted scores to measure firm performance; the limite

Supply chain strategies, technology and performance of large-scale manufacturing firms in Kenya

This thesis set out to establish the role of technology in the relationship between supply chain strategies and overall firm performance by addressing four primary gaps in the literature: the study of the four variables (supply chain strategies, supply chain technology, supply chain performance and firm performance) in isolation; the research findings and results have been contradicting and no attempt to clear the contradictions; biased and unbalanced analysis of the different measures of firm performance, as well as the failure to use weighted scores to measure firm performance; the limite

Sustainability of Kenya’s total public debt

This paper analyzed the sustainability of Kenya’s total public debt using the present value budget constraint approach. Unit root tests were conducted to test for the stationarity of the budget balance. The country’s debt was found to be stationary when two structural breaks were taken into account. Break dates were identified as 1996 and 2001. Cointegration tests were also carried out and the results indicated Kenya’s total public debt was weakly sustainable.

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