Economy

Ethiopia rising

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A South African laments on Twitter on how his country’s economic growth at 0.2 percent is so low compared to that of Ethiopia and Senegal.  https://twitter.com/BlessingsRamoba/status/1234916226549403648 Sharing is Caring:

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News

Ethiopia facts 2020

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This blog article on Ethiopia facts 2020 was conceived out of my curiosity to have a better understanding of our neighboring country here in East Africa. Ethiopia is a landlocked country made […]

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News

Locusts in Kenya and the economy

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Locusts- a biblical plague- which happened during the time of Moses- as he tried to assist the Israelites get into Canaan- is devastating Kenyans.  This is the first time in 70 years […]

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Ethiopia

Ethiopia fact sheet

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Land area: 1,104,300 square kilometers Capital City: Addis Ababa GDP: 145.5 billion Urban population: 19.5% of the total population Unemployment rate: 5.3% Population density: 88 people per square kilometer Ethiopia is a […]

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Economy

Inflation in Ethiopia was 17.9% in August 2019

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It is true that Ksh. 1,000 note was more valuable in 2004 that it is now in 2019. This is all because of inflation.   Ethiopia had an inflation of 17.9% in August […]

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Uncategorized

“Approximately 50% of Kisumu lands is underutilized especially in the rural area,” CIDP 2018-2022

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According to Kisumu County CIDP 2018-2022, land is the most important natural resource that the county is endowed with.  Additional facts are as listed below:  50% of Kisumu land is underutilized especially […]

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Economy

Kenyan advertises on local daily in search for employment

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Kenyans are innovative in ways of searching for employment. One Kenyan has gone a notch higher by advertising his/her skills on one of the local daily newspapers.  This is a sign that […]

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Economy

Economic growth vs economic development

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Economic growth vs economic development #PublicPolicySeries  Many people use interchangeably the terms economic growth and economic development. These are not synonyms and as a result, let me attempt to differentiate between the […]

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politics

President Jair Bolsonaro vows to clean up “Marxist trash” in Brazil

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President Jair Bolsonaro vows to clean up “Marxist trash” in Brazil On the first day of January 2019 President Jair Bolsonaro was sworn in as the new president for Brazil. He was […]

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Economics

Douglas North on role of strong institutions in economic development

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Douglas North on role of strong institutions in economic development Douglas North is an economist who dedicated most of his working life towards understanding the role of institution in economic development. “Douglas […]

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Economy

Octavio Paz books

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Octavio Paz books  Octavio Paz, Nobel Award Winner and writer from Mexico, defines government as “el ogro filantrópico” which loosely translates to (the philanthropic ogre). This refers to a creature that: ” […]

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Economy

Immigrants built Australia

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Immigrants built Australia Australia has grown faster than expected and the Central Bank Chief Philip Lowe has said that Immigrants built Australia. This credited to their superior performance at their place of work. […]

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Economy

Kenya economic survey 2018

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Kenya economic survey 2018 According to Kenya Economic Survey 2018, in the financial year 2017/2018 the national government expenditure was expected to reach Ksh. 2.7 trillion. Development expenditure was expected to reach […]

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Economics / Economy

ECONOMETRICS

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ECONOMETRICS Econometrics is a combination of economy, statistics and mathematics. Read More: Rising influence of social media on politics Sharing is Caring:

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Economy

Edmund Burke on Social Change

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Edmund Burke on Social Change “Social Change needs to be gradual, and cannot be implemented by top-down design oversight.”  – Edmund Burke  I’m aware of many socio-programs in Kenya which are implemented […]

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Travel

Navdeep Bains, the Canadian Minister Humiliated at Detroit Airport

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Navdeep Bains, the Canadian Minister Humiliated at Detroit Airport Navdeep Bains, the Canadian Minister for Innovation, Science and Economic Development experienced humiliation when the Transportation Security Administration repeatedly asked him to remove […]

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Economy

Noah Smith: Can machines predict downturns?

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Noah Smith: Can machines predict downturns? Since it has proved to be difficult to test downturns in the economy, Noah Smith is proposing we try use of machines for this purpose. Well […]

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Budget

“The Big Four” is the central theme of Kenya’s Budget Policy Statement 2018

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“The Big Four” is the central theme of Kenya’s Budget Policy Statement 2018 The Big Four Agenda has been featured prominently on the Kenya Budget Policy Statement 2018/2019. This document which is […]

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Economy / Education

More Years in School

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More Years in School make One Better People in advanced countries are known to spend numerous decades of their life in school. There’s a very delicate balance between nurturing talent and nature. […]

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Economy

State of Kenyan Economy: public debt and exchange rates

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State of Kenyan Economy: public debt and exchange rates The Central Bank of Kenya in their weekly newsletter of 24th Nov 2017 reported that investor confidence is return after the Supreme Court […]

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Sports

Wolves sign defender Ki-Jana Hoever from Liverpool

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Wolverhampton Wanderers have completed the signing of defender Ki-Jana Hoever from Liverpool. The 18-year-old Dutch defender has signed a five-year contract with Nuno Espirito Santo’s side. Hoever joined Liverpool from Ajax in […]

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Sports

Chelsea loan defender Zappacosta to Genoa

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Chelsea defender Davide Zappacosta will spend the 2020-21 season on loan at Genoa. A statement published on Chelsea’s website read: ”Davide Zappacosta is returning to Italy on loan. He will play for […]

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