Final Prinwass Project Workshop

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.

Contingent valuation approach - a case study of the Kayas (indigenous sacred forests) in Kwale vis-a-vis the titanium mining project

This paper examines the strength of cultural practices in conservation. In this particular case, we use the Contingent Valuation Method to examine the willingness of the Digo and the Mijikenda people to pay in preserving the Kayas (Indigenous sacred forests). The Kayas in Kwale District are threatened with extinction by the Titanium mining project. We explore the factors that influence the people of Kwale in deciding whether they want to keep the Kaya forests by forfeiting a mining project that has enormous economic potential, using the community's WTP to conserve the forests.

The Effect of Asset Allocation on the Financial Performance of Unit Trust Schemes in Kenya

The main purpose of the study was to establish the impact of asset allocation on the performance of Unit Trust Funds in Kenya. More specifically, the study sought to determine how weight of cash in the fund, weight of bank deposits both fixed and call deposits, weight of treasury bills in the fund, weight of corporate bonds in the fund, weight of treasury bonds in the fund, weight of equity, weight of commercial paper in the fund affected performance of Unit Trust Funds in Kenya.

Ethnic conflict and its implications for social and economic development in Kenya, 1963-2004

Surrounded by neighbors, in the Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes region, who have been ravaged by war in recent history, Kenya, which has enjoyed relative peace in its post-independent political history, is often lauded. It is seen as an "island" of peace in a "sea" of political turmoil. However, Kenya has experienced political instability characterized by ethnic conflict that has deep historical roots, which has had negative implications for development.

The relationship between credit information sharing and economic growth in Kenya

This study set out to establish the relationship B'etween Credit Information Sharing and Economic Growth in Kenya. In Kenya there exist two licensed Credit Reference Bureaus that facilitate Sharing of information. The type of information shared for clients are both negative and positive; however it is not clear on the efficacy of these two bodies in fulfilling their goal. This study thus set out to explore the problem of Economic Growth in Kenya due to asymmetric sharing of information on clients' specifically, on defaulted loans, totals arrears and total loan exposures.

Assessment of pricing strategies pursued by shipping firms in Kenya

The shipping industry plays a very crucial role in the Kenyan economy. As the world business environment changes it is vital that businesses including the shipping firms adapt to these changes in order to survive and achieve their corporate objectives. Marketing is one of the important activities of an organisation. It is through marketing the products or services of the company are to reach the customers. The company gets the money back when the products are sold out in the market. Price is an important aspect of any firm especially firms whose goal is to maximize profits.

Environmental degradation as a cause of conflict: a case study of the Mau Forest Degradation in Kenya(1963-2010)

The evolution of the analysis of environmental degradation has been in favour of the broadening subject matter that constitutes the livelihoods of a person, group or a state. The evolution has ' seen a shift from the traditional approach of environmental degradation to one that is contemporary in approach. In this contemporary approach, there is the identification of human induced environmental degradation.

Environmental degradation as a cause of conflict: a case study of the Mau Forest Degradation in Kenya(1963-2010)

The evolution of the analysis of environmental degradation has been in favour of the broadening subject matter that constitutes the livelihoods of a person, group or a state. The evolution has ' seen a shift from the traditional approach of environmental degradation to one that is contemporary in approach. In this contemporary approach, there is the identification of human induced environmental degradation.

Environmental degradation as a cause of conflict: a case study of the Mau Forest Degradation in Kenya(1963-2010)

The evolution of the analysis of environmental degradation has been in favour of the broadening subject matter that constitutes the livelihoods of a person, group or a state. The evolution has ' seen a shift from the traditional approach of environmental degradation to one that is contemporary in approach. In this contemporary approach, there is the identification of human induced environmental degradation.

Niche diplomacy: the role of the media diplomacy in promting tourism in Kenya

With the complex state of international relations comes a challenge that faces all countries; how to remain relevant and how to gain more power on the platform of international politics. The days of conquering lands with the use of a powerful army and breaking down the citadels of great cities are in the past. So have the days when diplomacy was the reserve of aristocrats and heads of states. With the spin of globalization comes rapid communication and an increasing inter-dependence among states as the world shrinks into a glocal village.

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