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Economic and political development of Kenya

Economic and political development of Kenya

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Published by Himalaya Pub. House in Bombay .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Kenya
    • Subjects:
    • Kenya -- Economic conditions -- Congresses.,
    • Kenya -- Politics and government -- Congresses.,
    • Kenya -- Social conditions -- 1963- -- Congresses.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementedited by Priya Mutalik-Desai.
      ContributionsMutalik-Desai, Priya., University of Bombay. Centre of East African Studies., Indian Council of Social Science Research. Western Regional Centre.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHC517.K4 E27
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxxi, 200 p. ;
      Number of Pages200
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4076782M
      LC Control Number79902014

      Kenya’s socio-political and economic development. The course seeks to enable the students understand Kenya’s current social-economic and political developments from a historical perspective. General Approach This is an interactive class hence full participation of each student is expected. We will. In the economic study of the public sector, economic and social development is the process by which the economic well-being and quality of life of a nation, region, local community, or an individual are improved according to targeted goals and objectives.. The term has been used frequently in the 20th and 21st centuries, but the concept has existed in the West for far longer.

      The settlers were allowed a voice in government, while the Africans and the Asians were banned from direct political participation until During this period s Indians were brought into Kenya to work on building the Kenya-Uganda railway line. Many stayed after it was completed, as did most of the Indian traders and small businessmen. This book is about the socio-economic development of Kenya from a political economy perspective. It is divided into eight separate but interlinked chapters that provide a detailed account of the political and socio-economic challenges Kenya faces; which include the country's historical context, the role of urbanization and the informal sector in the economic growth process of the country.

      Pg. 2/2 - Postcolonial Kenya has seen a significant amount of development, both politically and economically, since its independence in Starting with the presidency of Jomo Kenyatta, the nation prospered -- experiencing economic growth of at least 5%. is a platform for academics to share research papers.


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The book identifies Kenya's key socio-development problems and offers solutions to improve both governance and economic performance, making it an essential resource to researchers, academics, and policy makers working on development issues and African by:   About The Political Economy of Development in Kenya.

Kenya is a country of geopolitical and economic importance in East Africa. It shares borders with unstable states such as Somalia and Sudan while being a hub for trade, communication, finance, and.

In Kenya economic development is dependent on agricultural improvement. Kenya is the largest food and agricultural products importer in east Africa. About 82% of the total land in Kenya. Economic Indicators. For the latest forecasts on the economic impacts caused by the coronavirus pandemic, please consult the OECD Economic Outlook Interim Report Coronavirus: the world economy at risk (March ) and the IMF's policy tracking platform Policy Responses to COVID for the key economic responses from governments.

Kenya has enjoyed a decade of strong economic growth. Kenya's economic development is by and large a product of political practice.

If the political class come into a common agreement on economic issues, a relief on domestic conditions would be felt and a better market climate too. Because I believe we have enough man power to steer our economy in a safer direction with the help of international. Kenya’s socio-political and economic development.

The course looks at the nature, structure and processes of governance and how the same have impacted onKenya’s development. Specifically, the course to enable the student understand Kenya’s seeks current social-economic and political developments from a historical perspective.

This has been in the political, social and economic fields. Economic and political development of Kenya book independence Kenya lacked the necessary capital to undertake the major development projects.

The government was faced with the difficult task of devising ways and means of bringing about rapid social and economic development so as solve the three major problems: poverty, disease and. The M-Pesa success has played out within a highly-particularistic and patronage-based political context, whereby the interests of key groups within Kenya’s political settlement have crystallised.

Economic and political development of Kenya. Bombay: Himalaya Pub. House, (OCoLC) Material Type: Conference publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Priya Mutalik-Desai; University of Bombay.

Centre of East African Studies.; Indian Council of Social Science Research. Western Regional Centre. Similar to economies all over the world, Kenya has experienced numerous economic booms and busts that have tested the stability of their political and financial environments.

Between andKenya’s economy endured rapid growth rates of percent, as oil prices began to rise, as well as other commodity prices. [vii] Many of the influential studies of Kenya’s economy during this period were written from dependency and Marxist perspectives.

They include Nicola Swainson, The Development of Corporate Capitalism in Kenya (Berkeley: U of California Press, ); Colin Leys, Underdevelopment in Kenya: The Political Economy of Neo-Colonialism, (London: Heinemann, ); and Gavin. "The Political Economy of Development in Kenya is written by a seasoned scholar of African studies and is intended to make a significant and timely contribution to the debate on state reconstruction, The book contains a very refreshing, rigorous, informative, multidisciplinary and policy-relevant analysis of transition in Kenya and provides.

Kenya has made significant political, structural and economic reforms that have largely driven sustained economic growth, social development and political gains over the past decade. However, its key development challenges still include poverty, inequality, climate change, continued weak private sector investment and the vulnerability of the.

African countries need economic transformation, to sustain pro-poor growth, to cope with population increases, to become competitive in the global economy and – last but not least – to create the conditions for better governance.

Not just growth At first glance, Africa appears to be on the right track. For example, in a book. Open a book — any book —on the economics of developing countries, and it will begin with the usual litany of woes.

Developing countries, notwithstanding the enormous strides they have made in the last few decades, display fundamental economic inadequacies in a wide range of indicators.

Levels of physical capital per person are small. A Survey conducted by Kempe Ronald Hope, Sr. to assess the political economy of development in Kenya in demonstrated how Kenya has developed socio-economically, from a political point of view. Among the most important developments Kenya has achieved are the transition of power from the centralized government to devolved government, and the.

The third area of focus is authoritarianism as a major political legacy of colonial administration. Examined further are the lasting consequences of colonial economic and social policies. The major argument advanced here is that the trajectory of development in Kenya continues to be determined by the conjuncture of pre-colonal, colonial and post.

Kenya is a country of diversity just like USA. It has varied cultures and traditions. Kenya has 42 ethnic groups, Plus migrant races, whites, Asians and Arabs but have lived peacefully except last year () when post election violence erupted due to flawed election.

Like US, Kenya was a. Kenya’s image by foreign donor and investors has improved hence economic development. ANS 19 DIST 4. Main problem likely to hinder kenya’s realization of vision (1mk)-Poverty / inadequate funds. ANS 14 DIST 8. – Develop and implement sound food policy. - Intensify family planning efforts.

- Grow drought resistant crops. According to the report, political tensions have had significant impact on economic growth within the region. Kenya’s emergence from a period of political uncertainty should see it’s GDP growth rebound to % this year after it dropped to % in (between and growth averaged %).

An Economic History of Kenya. William Robert Ochieng', Robert M. Maxon. East African Publishers, User Review - Flag as inappropriate. it is a helpful book, makes one to understand the concept of under development in kenya particular.2/5(5).Political context of Kenya: the nature of the state, the organization of the executive and legislative branches, the main ruling parties, dates of upcoming elections.

the names of political leaders: President: Uhuru Kenyatta (since 9 April ) - Jubilee Alliance (his latest victory in August was invalidated by the Kenyan Supreme Court)Vice President: William Ruto (since 9 April ).development; sub-section discusses the evolution of Kenya‟s rural development strategy; while sub-section discusses the role of social capital in economic development.

Section presents the statement of the research problem while section presents research questions. Sectionsand present study.