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Effectiveness of national poverty reduction strategies on poverty reduction as perceived by residents of Laini Saba location in Kibera Division, Nairobi Province, Kenya

The purpose of the study was to determine the effectiveness of national poverty reduction strategies on poverty reduction as perceived by residents of Laini Saba location in Kibera Division, Nairobi Province in Kenya. This is part of an urban informal settlement which has been identified as one of the areas most affected by poverty with more than half of the people living below the poverty line (CBS 2001). Poverty still persists in many parts of the country despite the many strategies established to improve peoples' standard of living.

A profile of poverty in urban Kenya:a case study of Nairobi

This study estimated the extent and depth of urban poverty as well as the socio-economic characteristics of the urban poor in Nairobi in Kenya. The study was justified in terms of yielding useful policy data for the direct benefit of the urban poor population. The extent and depth of urban poverty in Nairobi was measured by the widely used indices including estimating the incidence of poverty and the poverty gap as well as obtaining a profile of the poor. Estimation of the indices and socio-economic characteristics was based on secondary data from the Urban Household.

Challenges facing strategy implementation in the ministry of lands, housing and urban development in Kenya

Strategy implementation is one of the essential components of strategic management, it is important for effective management since it impacts every part of the organization’s structure especially when change is introduced in an organization. The objective of this study was to determine challenges facing strategy implementation in the ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development in Kenya.

An assessment of the role of the private sector in urban infrastructure service provision

Urban infrastructure services, which include facilities and services such as roads, mass transportation, water systems, garbage collection and disposal, drainage and flood protection, electric installations, and telecommunications, are essential in making human settlements (including urban areas) places of sustainable living by enhancing their environmental quality and aiding human activities. > However, in developing countries, urban infrastructure facilities and services have been recording poor performance both in terms of quantity and quality standards.

Strategic Planning And Performance Of Public Secondary Schools In Kisumu East District, Kenya

While public organizations arc now encouraging the practice of strategic planning, its influence on organizations performance is still a subject of great debate. Strategic planning is a new phenomenon in most of the schools although a few have started using the plans to be able to establish their mission and their objectives for better performance.

Effectiveness of Housing policies and their implementation strategies in the provision of low-cost housing to the urban poor in Kisumu City, Kenya

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the Kenya Government housing policies and strategies for housing the urban poor in Kenya, and how the citizen have benefited from the scheme/plan. Objective of the article was to examine the effectiveness of Housing policies and their implementation strategies in the provision of low-cost housing to the urban poor in Kisumu City. The research question was, how effective are the various Kenya Government Housing Policies and implementation strategies targeting the provisions of low - cost Housing to the urban poor in Kisumu City?

Factors influencing the relationship between urban refugees and host community: a case of Ethiopian refugees in Eastleigh, Nairobi county, Kenya

Refugees fleeing conflict or persecution at home seek refuge in towns or cities in other countries. The current statistics of UNHCR states that, over half of the world‟s refugees now live in the slums of some of the world‟s biggest cities. Of the world‟s 10.5 million refugees, an estimated 6 million reside in urban areas. Refugees are moving; the reason for some refugee‟s movement to urban area is in the hope of finding safety and economic independence.

An Assessment of the impact of Relic Forests on urban greening in the City of Nairobi, Kenya

Greening programmes can influence the sustainable development of urban areas thereby enhancing their green status. Urban greening is important due to continuous devegetation and threat to remaining relic forests and other green spaces. This study examined the impact of relic forests on urban greening in the City of Nairobi, Kenya. This kind of research has not been done before in the study area.

The Effect Of Peri-urban Development On The Livelihoods Of Indigenous Households: The Case Of Lower Kiandani Area, Machakos Municipality

Peri-urbanization and its effect on the livelihoods of agricultural households at the urban periphery has been a global concern owing to the many challenges it presents. Peri-urbanization often leads to declining household land holdings which, potentially, diminishes the economic significance of agriculture in urban peripheries. At the same time, new urban activities constitute an opportunity for new livelihoods in urban-based employment.

Continuity and change in historic planning: towards a sustainable townscape of old town of Mombasa

Historic urban environments are deteriorating in socio-cultural, architectural, economic and historical continuity. This is due to the challenges of rapid growth, blurred vision and lack of commitment to substantive positive change. The architectural heritage, which is an outward expression of irreplaceable spiritual, cultural, social and economic value, is in danger. The Old Town of Mombasa is one such historic urban area, threatened by the . alarming rate of loss of historic character.

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