How prepared for disasters is Kenya?


Kenya is a nation prone to conflicts, slow-onset natural disasters such as droughts and famine, and rapid-onset disasters such as floods, land or mudslides, and disease outbreaks. Its topography makes areas of the country particularly susceptible to natural disasters, with arid and semi-arid lands covering about 89% of the total land mass – home to […]

Analysis of Kenya’s budget 2017/18: What’s in it for the poorest people?


In this report we examine aspects of Kenya’s 2017/18 budget that relate to the redistribution of national resources or to budgetary allocation to sectors with programmes that target poor and vulnerable groups.  Key findings The Government of Kenya plans to spend of Ksh 2.29 trillion (27.6% of GDP) in the the coming financial year Development expenditure […]

Assessment of Kenya's preparedness to disasters caused by natural hazards: floods, drought and disease outbreak: dissemination event


Date: 6 April 2017 Time: 08:30–12:00 (EAT) Location: Panafric Hotel, Nairobi, see map The study aimed to assess preparedness under different frameworks: governance and legal; capacity to prepare; links to international processes of disaster preparedness; and financial allocations to preparedness. It found that there are no existing legal frameworks in place guiding the country’s disaster preparedness. There appears to be lack […]

A summary of Kenya’s budget 2017/18 from a pro-poor perspective


Overview Kenya’s budget 2017/18 is an opportunity to address the country’s high levels of poverty and inequality. Over 45% of the country’s population live below the national poverty line,[1] and the poorest fifth of the population share only 4.8% of the country’s income.[2] Kenya also experiences inequalities at the sub-national level. In Turkana County, for […]

Humanitarian evidence systems mapping: dissemination event


Date: 9 February 2016 Time: 08:30–11:00 EAT Location: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies office, Woodlands Road, Nairobi Development Initiatives (DI) will hold a dissemination workshop to discuss the findings of a recent political economy study mapping study humanitarian evidence systems. The study aimed to identify the key stakeholders commissioning, conducting and brokering humanitarian research […]