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Poor conflict-affected countries to miss MDGs despite being home to millions of people

By Obiageli Ezekwesili and Paul Collier

World leaders, governments, aid agencies, and NGOs, will converge on the Korean port city of Busan over the coming days to talk about making development aid work better in poor countries, including those affected by conflict.poverty is very high in some poor conflict-affected countries in Africapoverty is very high in some poor conflict-affected countries in Africa

They meet at a time when the global economy faces new turmoil and aid budgets are tight.

Green revolution in African agriculture is still possible but challenges remains, says AGRA President

By Dr Namanga Ngongi

Today there is palpable momentum in Africa’s fight for food security, prosperity and sustainable agricultural development with investments and actions to promote an African Green Revolution gaining ground.

African governments are rallying around NEPAD’s CAADP strategies with the support of international and bilateral donors and champions as well as private donors to ensure the necessary actions to catalyse change among smallholders who are overwhelmingly the majority producers in Africa’s food systems.

Task Force on re-alignment of education failed to address quality of teaching and learning

By Kennedy Buhere

The media has featured citations from a report on the Task Force on re-alignment of education to the new Constitution, which was chaired by former Vice Chancellor of Moi University, Prof Douglas Odhiambo.

Quality of education is crucial in any societyQuality of education is crucial in any society

The bulk of the report seems to be confined to issues dealing with educational planning and management and only (apparently) on education philosophy—the ideas, values, and goals of education the country should expose its students in primary and secondary education.

Reforms in the financial sector now bearing fruits

By Prof Njuguna Ndung’u


Over the 5 years of the FSD Kenya’s operations, Kenya’s financial sector has witnessed a major transition, from adequate reforms, allowing space for innovative solutions, to dynamism and growth. FSD Kenya contributed a fair share of this transition and understanding.


Financial inclusion lies at the core of the Central Bank of Kenya’s reform agenda to support Kenya’s development blueprint, vision 2030.

Prepare for EAC trade policy review by the World Trade Organisation, urges top Kenyan Government official


By Abdulrazaq Ali

Kenya and the other East African Community (EAC) partner states are scheduled to undergo the second EAC Trade Policy Review on October 24 and 26, next year in Geneva.


The trade policies review exercise is mandated in the WTO agreements, during which the member country’s trade and related policies are examined and evaluated at regular intervals to provide greater transparency, and better understanding of individual members’ trade and investment policies.

SMEs is the engine of growth, says Trade minister

By Chirau Mwakwere

The Small and Medium Enterprises sector that accounts for 75 per cent of the total employment in Kenya while contributing 18.4 percent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product.

The SME sector has caught the attention of government and other private sector players who in a bid to move the country to a middle level economy as envisaged in the development blue print of Vision 2030 are strategising how to create an enabling environment for this sector, with the realization that the sector is a key pillar if the country is to realize its Vision 2030.

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