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Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis

  • Project Name:
    Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis
    Institution :
    Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA)
    • Core Competence:
      Economic Policy Analysis and Management
    Project Region :
    Eastern & Southern Africa
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    Grant Amount (USD):
    1 630 000
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    Phase :
    Grant Number:
    Grant Amount (USD):
    1 700 000
    Commitment Date:
    Closing Date:
    Grant Number:
    Grant Amount (USD):
    2 000 000
    Commitment Date:
    Closing Date:

    KIPPRA was established with the broad objective to develop human and institutional capacities for policy analysis and research, economic forecasting and formulation of medium and long term perspectives for economic and social development of Kenya.  

    With the support of its donors over the last 10 years, KIPPRA has become a well-established and respected public policy research institute in Kenya. The Institute has not only become a major player in the country‟s public policy arena but has had impact in the region. Moreover, KIPPRA has strengthened its long term sustainability by building a strong brand name and reputation; attracting more funds for research and new donors; consolidating its legal status through the KIPPRA Act No. 15 of 2006; strengthening governance structures and embarking on the process of developing a campus. KIPPRA has contributed to successful policy blueprints such as the Kenya Economic Recovery Strategy for Wealth and Employment Creation 2003-2007 that saw the rate of economic growth accelerate from 0.6% in 2002 to 7.1% in 2007, and the Kenya Vision 2030: A Globally Competitive and Prosperous Kenya. In addition, the Institute used ACBF Phase II support to start research and policy analysis in new areas such as climate change, energy, and social protection. KIPPRA is now recognized as the leading research institute on energy issues in the country and is also collaborating with international institutes such as Institute of Development Studies (IDS)at the University of Sussex on how public policy process regarding climate change could be improved. 

    Project Description:

    The goal is to support Government of Kenya’s efforts in policy analysis and formulation towards national economic development. The main premises that led to the identification and development of previous phases of KIPPRA project remain valid. ACBF has supported KIPPRA since it started operations in June 1999. The first phase of ACBF support saw KIPPRA get on its feet and find a niche in the public policy process in Kenya. The second phase support had the impact of strengthening the capacity of KIPPRA and enabling the Institute to entrench itself in Kenya‟s public policy process. The proposed phase III intervention is intended to assist KIPPRA enabling the Institute to consolidate support to the stakeholders and to attain long-term sustainability required for the achievement of its mandate.

    • Improve the effectiveness of public sector management in Africa for service delivery
    • Promote accountability and transparency in the use of public resources in public institutions 
Thomas Kwesi Quartey

ACBF has been granted the status of a specialized agency because of the potential to transform Africa through capacity development.

H.E. Thomas Kwesi Quartey, Deputy Chairperson, AU Commission
Erastus Mwencha

The recognition of ACBF as the African Union’s Specialized Agency for Capacity Development launches the beginning of a new era for capacity building by ACBF, which will require an appropriate level of political commitment and financial support from all stakeholders.

H.E. Erastus Mwencha, Chair, ACBF Executive Board
Lamin Momodou

The remarkable achievements ACBF has registered over the past 26 years is not by accident in our opinion. They have come through hard work, dedication, commitment, purposeful leadership, support from the member countries as well as productive partnership building.

Mr. Lamin Momodou MANNEH, Director, UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa
Goodall Gondwe

Africa needs ACBF as much, probably more now, than at the time it was created in 1991.

Hon. Goodall Gondwe, former Chair of the ACBF Board of Governors and Minister of Finance – Malawi
Ken Ofori Atta

Ghana’s partnership with ACBF is a tremendous blessing for us and therefore the opportunity for Ghana to host the 26th ACBF Board of Governors Meeting is something that we treasure.

Hon Ken Ofori Atta, Chair of the ACBF Board of Governors and Minister of Finance - Ghana