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Are middle classes drivers of social change?
The development community is turning its attention to this new middle class to understand its potential role and what kind of development actor this may become. Two initial...
Tackling Inequalities and Promoting Structural Transformation in Africa
For African and other developing countries, inequalities are a critical issue particularly at this present conjuncture of Africa experiencing a period of great optimism about its...
Why am I not feeling this growth in my pocket? FFD interviews Aidan Eyakuze
by Ruth Aine Tindyebwa | Released in November 2013, The State of East Africa report 2013 quickly soon became a hit. Why? It relived information and raised so many questions. It...
Report of the Pan-African Conference on Inequalities
The outcome of the meeting, the Political Statement from the Pan-African Conference on Inequalities in the Context of Structural Transformation, will contribute to the common...
Half full or half empty
by Arthur Muliro | Everyone is now familiar with the refrain that the burgeoning youth population in Africa is either ‘a boon or a disaster’. Many look on the negative side of the...
Open Discussions on Kenyan Potential Should Follow GDP Review
Middle income status is an exciting prospect because of the definite impact it will have on investment. It is expected that Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) will increase as...
The Drowning of Sorrows
Nancy Waithera and Alice Wairimu Kimani's tribulations are heart breaking. Nancy lost her husband and two sons 3 years ago to a lethal alcoholic drink called Yokozuna. Her...
Challenges facing development in 2014 - SID President Keynote Speech delivered at SID Governing Council
by Juma Mwapachu | When we met in Nairobi in June last year the theme of my Opening Address was the state of interesting times that coincided with our meeting. First, was the...
Watch the 'East Africa One people One Destiny' presentation by Aidan Eyakuze
Though the East African economy shows an impressive growth rate trend with an average of 6% per year, both inequalities between the five different countries in the region – Kenya...
Development, economy and the challenge of the labour crisis
Juma Mwapachu | The McKinsey Global Institute in May 2012 published a report titled, ‘Trading Myths: Addressing misconceptions about trade, jobs, and competitiveness’ in which it...