Tanzania's National Interest And The Collapse of East African Community

The problem facing most of the developing countries today is that of the establishment of appropriate regional organizations that will optimally implement development policies within a given region. A number of regional organizations have often been inadequately operating, and whenever they operate, they end up with negative consequences. The study analyses the collapse of one of the regional co-operations, which was established to help create common market and services. The East Africa Community (EAC) was formed in 1967 by the three East African states of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

The role of international trade in achieving food security in sub Saharan Africa (a case study of Kenya)

A vibrant agricultural sector is very critical for alleviating SSA's current food security crisis, and for laying the foundations of sustained future economic growth. In recent years, nonetheless, agriculture has performed poorly in many African countries including Kenya. Efforts for its recovery, often through structural adjustment lending, have suffered from inadequate information about country and regional specific factors, and from an emphasis on macroeconomic policies without complementary interventions at the sector level as well as limited or no international trade interactions.

Participation of micro and small enterprises in export : a case study of Kenya

The importance of Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) has been highlighted in various government publications and policy papers. Regional markets have opened up opportunities for Micro and Small Enterprises to engage in exporting activities, which include COMESA, the East African Community, The European Union and the North American markets.

The Determinants Of Financial Performance Of Microfinance Institutions In Kenya

Microfinance is a term often applied in reference to small-scale financial services- primarily credit, savings and insurance. It is a tool that has been acceptable overtime to offer poor people access to basic financial services, such as loans, savings, money transfer services and micro insurance. In Kenya, Microfinance as a concept has been applied exclusively in attaining financial inclusion of parties earlier excluded from the formal financial system. The industry has various players that range from formal and regulated enterprises to non formal MFIs.

Determinants of the Corporate Bond Market in Kenya:1997-2004

This study considers the short run relationship between macroeconomic variables and corporate bond market development for the Kenyan economy over the period 1997-2004. The aim of this study was to assess the effects of macroeconomic variables on the corporate bond market which are seen to impede the development of a market that is required to boost economic growth. Research so far has concentrated on weaknesses in market infrastructure, institutional constraints, firm characteristics and market characteristics of which is largely descriptive in nature.

Relationship between vertical integration and performance of construction firms in kenya

There are many strategies at the disposal of the management of companies for their employ. Vertical integration is one of these strategies and it is widely used. This study sought to establish if there existed any relationship between the degree of vertical integration and performance of construction firms in Kenya.

Strategic responses to challenges of globalization in the pharmaceutical industry in Kenya

The study aimed at establishing the challenges posed by globalization to the pharmaceutical industry in Kenya and identifying the strategic responses to globalization adopted by the pharmaceutical companies in Kenya The population of interest in this study comprised companies in the pharmaceutical industry in Kenya. The industry consisted of three segments namely the manufacturers, distributors and retailers. Stratified sampling technique was used to select the sample.

Potentials and pitfalls of civilian component in African peace support operations – a case study of African union mission in Somalia (Amisom)

Since the establishment of the African Union in 2002, the Commission has taken an active role in addressing protracted conflicts in the continent as well as ventured in conflict zones that other multilateral organisations such as the United Nations would not be willing to deploy peace operations. The role of the civilian component in peace operations has become a major contributing success factor towards achieving the mission mandate and in particular addressing root causes of conflict.

The Influence of Unsecured Personal Loans on Inflation in Kenya

The objective of this research is to identify how unsecured personal loans influence the inflation rates in Kenya. This study provides a comprehensive assessment of the content of the relationships and uses only a subset of data collected from the sources indicated against the samples (Tavana M, 2012, p227). The Research design I selected is Non-experimental research design. Within this approach, I focused on Relational Design in which a range of variables are measured. Relational designs are also called correlational studies.

The effect of real exchange rate depreciation on Import Tax Revenue in Kenya, 1970-2009

Taxation play a critical role in raising the resources needed for financing government activities in developing countries. On the other hand, the volatility of real exchange rate (RERs) has generated significant concern among academics and policy makers in view of its . effects on macroeconomic variables such as tax revenue generation. This study therefore focuses on the effects of real exchange rates on import tax revenues in Kenya. The specific ..