Organizational Profile

The Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) is a public institution that was established in May 1997 through a Legal Notice and commenced operations in June 1999. In January 2007, His Excellency the President signed the KIPPRA Bill into law and the KIPPRA Act No. 15 of 2006 came into effect on 1st February 2007. The Institute is thus a state corporation established by an act of parliament with a primary mandate of providing quality policy advice to the Government of Kenya and other key stakeholders by conducting policy research and analysis and through capacity building in order to contribute to the achievement of national long term development objectives. The Institute has its headquarters in Nairobi.

Our Mission

To provide quality public policy advice to the Government of Kenya by conducting objective research and analysis and through capacity building in order to contribute to the achievement of national development goals.

Our Vision

An international centre of excellence in public policy research and analysis.

Objectives :

  • Fair competition and merit in appointments and promotion
  • Good governance, transparency and accountability
  • Efficiency and effectiveness
  • Responsive, prompt, impartial and equitable service
  • Provisioning for diversity
  • Upholding of human rights in the public service
KIPPRA Mandate

The overall goal and mandate of KIPPRA is to improve public policy making for realization of national development goals, through economic forecasting, policy analysis and research, and formulation of medium and long-term strategic perspectives for economic and social development. Under the KIPPRA Act, the Institute is mandated to carry out the following functions:

  • 1. Develop capacities in public policy research and analysis and assist the Government in the process of policy formulation and implementation;
  • 2. Identify and undertake independent and objective programs of research and analysis, including macroeconomic, inter-disciplinary and sectoral studies on topics affecting public policy in areas such as human resource development, social welfare, environment and natural resources, agriculture and rural development, trade and industry, public finance, money and finance, macroeconomic and microeconomic modeling;
  • 3. Provide advisory and technical services on public policy issues to the Government and other agencies of the Government;
  • 4. Communicate the findings and recommendations of the Institute’s research programs to the agencies of the Government concerned with the implementation of public policy;
  • 5. Serve as a point of communication and encourage the exchange of views between the Government, the private sector and other bodies or agencies of the Government on matters relating to public policy research and analysis;
  • 6. Collect and analyze relevant data on public policy issues and disseminate the Institute’s research findings to persons it deems appropriate to publish such research findings;
  • 7. Develop and maintain a reservoir of research resources on public policy and related issues and make these available to the Government, the private sector and learning institutions in Kenya;
  • 8. Organize symposia, conferences, workshops and other meetings to promote the exchange of views on issues relating to public policy research and analysis; and
  • 9. Undertake public policy research relevant to governance and its implications to development.
KIPPRA Publications Series

  • Kenya Economic Report
  • Discussion Papers
  • Working Papers
  • Policy Papers
  • Policy Briefs
  • Client Reports
  • Special Papers
  • Occasional Papers
  • Conference Proceedings
  • KIPPRA Policy Monitor

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