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Just How Bad is Public Debt in Africa?

Well, public debt in African states is much higher if you take into account their revenue mobilization capacities. The bigger the informal sector, the lower the debt/revenues ratio. 104 more words


Costs masquerading as conveniences

I don’t use Uber. I don’t use Lyft. Apart from being concerned with pretty much all apps’ privacy settings, I’m also concerned with the way these particular services transfer risks and costs from… 935 more words


The Other Side of GST

There is a difference between making things simple and making them simplistic. In the zeal to make things simple a significant chunk of media’s coverage on the recently introduced Goods and Services Tax (GST) has turned out to be simplistic. 1,364 more words


Supporting Economic Transformation through Informal Economy

Last week, the Kenya Association of Manufactures (KAM) in association with the Overseas Development Institute’s (ODI) programme, Supporting Economic Transformation ( 507 more words

Analysis of Political Party Manifestos

With slightly over one month to the Kenyan elections, the two major political parties released their manifestos for public scrutiny. These are the documents that detail the priority areas as well as proposed plans of action for the country when they get elected into office. 477 more words

How Kenya can reach Vision 2030 GDP goals

This article first appeared in my weekly column with the Business Daily on July 2, 2017

Kenya’s annual GDP growth rate has been ticking along steadily at between 4 to 7 percent over the past five years. 577 more words