Strategic risk management practices among state corporations in Kenya

Public entities, including state corporations, are today under more pressure than ever to manage costs and deliver services more efficiently. As operating budgets are scrutinized, public officials search for creative means of cutting costs, maximizing the productivity of existing staff, and working smarter to serve the public’s interests. In order to fulfil their purpose, many public organizations have crafted strategies to guide them in the competitive environments in which they operate. Pursuing such strategies comes with risk.

Managing security in a changing international environment: a case study of Kenya 2000 - 2014

The end of the cold war had remarkable changes in the political, economic, social and cultural structure of the international system. Africa's current security challenges are rather complex, some are predominantly governance-related or intra-state conflicts, while the continent's ill-defined national borders remain a potent source of instability. This study aims to explore the changes in the international security arena have had in the management of security in Africa with a focus on Kenya.

Effect of government and other agencies funding on the performance of water service providers under Athi water services board, Kenya

The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of government and other agencies funding on the performance of water service providers under Athi Water Services Board. A descriptive research design was applied in this study. The target population of this study was the nine water company‟s under Athi Water Services Board. These include: Ruiru-Juja, Thika, Karimenu, Gatundu South, Githunguri, Kiambu, Limuru, Kikuyu and Karuri Water and Sewerage Co Ltd.

Investment Opportunities for Livestock in the North Eastern Province of Kenya: A Synthesis of Existing Knowledge

Pastoralism is the dominant livelihood activity in the North Eastern Province (NEP) of Kenya. It is supplemented only by a limited amount of agriculture along the rivers. The province faces various developmental challenges including chronic poverty and food insecurity, low human capital and poor health standards, high vulnerability to climate change, poor infrastructure, insecurity and low crop and livestock productivity.

An investigation into the practice corporate social responsibility in the construction industry in Kenya: a case of contractors, Nairobi

The construction industry in Kenya is very important since it contributes greatly to the growth of the economy. Despite its very significant contribution to the economy, one finds that its operations diversely affect the society and environment in which most of its works are carried out in. Due to this reason, construction companies are required to go beyond the basic requirements of meeting projects' basic objectives by considering socio- economic, as well as sustainable environment issues.

Export marketing research for Africa: the Kenyan experience.

The study reported in this thesis is an inquiry into how the Kenyan business community understands the nature, r81e and purpose of export marketing research, and how it ranks and executes this function. The basic premise of the study is that successful export marketing is a function of export research.

The Impact of External Shocks on Economic Growth and Welfare in Kenya: a Computable General Equilibrium Analysis

Kenya is fairly well integrated into the global economy; hence its economy is vulnerable to external shocks. The purpose of this study is to evaluate, from a general equilibrium perspective, the impact of these shocks on the Kenyan economy, which are transmitted via foreign trade and capital inflows. Thus, to analyse the data we employ two different computable general equilibrium (CGE) models that are calibrated on the basis of a social accounting matrix for Kenya.

Role of foreign aid in developing Countries: A case study of Kenya (1990-2010)

This study presents an assessment of the role of foreign aid in developing countries, having Kenya as the case study for the period between 1990-2010. Towards this assessment of the role of foreign aid, the study outlines three main objectives. The first objective is on finding out the role of foreign aid in Kenya’s economic development. Secondly, is on examining the contribution of foreign aid towards good governance, and thirdly, to find out the influence of foreign aid on foreign policy. In order to achieve this, the study is sub-divided into five chapters.

Bank Performance: Does Bank Size Matter?

Economic theory suggests that if larger banks have a greater control of the domestic market, and operate in a non-competitive environment, lending rates may remain high while deposit rates for larger institutions remain lower because they are perceived to be safer. Thus, larger banks may enjoy higher profits but empirical evidence remains inconclusive. This study sought to establish the impact of bank size on commercial bank performance in Kenya.

Kenyan Strategic Country Report and Water Scenarios

This study set out to examine the policy position in Kenyan health care financing, with regard to implementation of the proposed social health scheme (NSHIF) and its performance potential. The specific objectives were to: examine the existing social scheme (NHIF), its role and challenges in health care financing; establish whether or not Kenya has the key pre-requisites for introduction and sustainability of a social health scheme and to provide recommendations on the way forward. This was largely a desk study, supplemented with limited primary data from key informants.