Kenya

Environment

Analysis

Kenya evictions: foreshadowing future World Bank forest work?

Indigenous peoples have been evicted from their forests by a conservation project in Kenya funded by the World Bank. The Bank is currently drafting a new forests action plan.

23 January 2014

Finance

Analysis

The IFIs in 2013: year in review

The Bretton Woods Project review of the most important developments at the World Bank and IMF in 2013.

8 January 2014 | Review

Social services

Background

Is the World Bank serious about engaging CSOs and communities

Minutes from a civil society event on civil society consultations in the health sector at the WB/IMF annual meetings.

12 October 2013 | Minutes

Accountability

News

IFC invests in Kenyan private international school

The International Finance Corporation (IFC, the private sector arm of the World Bank) in mid-March proposed a $7 million investment in Kenyan private education firm, Brookhouse Schools Limited.

9 April 2013

Conditionality

News

Inflation "obsession" hurting Kenyan growth

Constraints placed on the Central Bank of Kenya's monetary policy by the IMF have been condemned as damaging to Kenya's growth.

21 November 2011

Social services

News

Incendiario y bombero al mismo tiempo: el Banco Mundial y las matrículas escolares

La relatora especial anterior de la ONU sobre el derecho a la educaci

16 February 2006

Social services

Commentary

Both arsonist and fire-fighter: the World Bank on school fees

A former UN special rapporteur on the right to education questions the World Bank's claim to have relinquished its support for user fees in education.

23 January 2006 | Guest comment

Accountability

News

Wasn't that a party…

The music at the farewell party for outgoing World Bank Kenya country representative Mukthar Diop…

13 June 2005

Infrastructure

News

Kenya faces new aid embargo

In January the IMF and World Bank threatened to cut off Kenya from more than $450 million in aid as a result of a parliamentary bill on interest rate controls.

6 February 2001

Conditionality

News

Reflections on Kenyan PRSP process

NGOs in Kenya are highly critical that the Poverty Reduction Strategy process did not fully involve NGOs, was dominated by the Bank and IMF and was not poverty focussed.

12 December 2000

Accountability

News

Kenya MPs urge aid halt over graft

In mid-July 64 Kenyan MPs signed a statement urging the IMF and World Bank to suspend discussions on new loans to their government after a select committee report into corruption was cut, deleting the names of some politicians and civil servants.

11 August 2000