Opinion Pieces

Browse through educative and informative articles published by the KAM team

  • Mon, 31 Oct 2016
    It is Time to Reignite the National Dialogue on Industrialization
    The great news of Kenya’s performance in the Ease of Doing Business Report for 2017 could not have come at a better time. At the tail end of this year and while planning for next year, an election year to be precise, it is critical that we analyse our successes in light of the forthcoming changes we would like to see for our country.
  • Mon, 17 Oct 2016
    An Effective Tax System is Possible for our Country
    The only way a country can succeed in bridging the relationship gap between its citizens and the government – enriching the quality of our democracy and reducing apathy - is through the institution of efficient and fair tax systems.
  • Mon, 17 Oct 2016
    How Can We Build Resilience for African Economies?
    One of the sub-themes of the UNCTAD 14 is ‘Advancing economic structural transformation and cooperation to build economic resilience and address trade development challenges’. But what does it mean to build economic resilience for African states?
  • Mon, 17 Oct 2016
    The Youth are the Main Drivers of Economic Growth
    At the UN Global Compact Summit that was held in New York last month, we looked at how to move the Sustainable Development Goals from conference hallways into real life scenarios that would impact lives in real time and drive participation from diverse demographics.
  • Mon, 10 Oct 2016
    Counties are the Cornerstones of our Economic Sustainability
    The Subnational Doing Business Report that was released this week made one thing clear, that every country, no matter the rankings on the indicators, has good practices that can be adopted by other counties to help improve our country’s overall competitiveness.
  • Mon, 10 Oct 2016
    Mega Infrastructure Projects are the Key to Sustainable Development
    If there’s one thing that all the high level meetings held in Nairobi in the past 18 months have shown is that ‘African solutions to African problems’ is not just a pretty decorative phrase but a goal that can be achieved should we prioritize our needs and dedicate the right resources towards them.
  • Mon, 10 Oct 2016
    Power Reliability is Non-negotiable for our Economic Development
    Perhaps it’s time that we have an earnest conversation as a country about the economic factors that slow us down and will keep us at a 5.6% growth rate for decades. And maybe we need to reorganize our priorities so that our approach to important issues is not deemed as casual.
  • Thu, 29 Sep 2016
    Towards a Water-Smart Industrial Future
    Continued growth and investment in our country’s largest urban centers is placing an increasing strain on water and wastewater systems. For example, water supply in Nairobi today is estimated to be 20 percent below total demand. If current trends continue, this deficit is expected to be more than 60 percent by 2035.
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