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Research utility and national development goals: the interplay between poverty alleviation strategies and social science research in Kenya

Omosa, Mary

Abstract:
This paper focuses on the extent to which social science research has contributed to Kenya's national development agenda and poverty alleviation as well as the manner in which this research has been consistent with development.  The author looks at Kenya's poverty alleviation strategies and the type of social science research that has taken place over the years.  The paper also focuses on the way research activities have responded to and informed the policies and efforts put forward by the Kenyan government in its fight against poverty.  The issues of investigation, geographical coverage, source and type of data under review and the mode of dissemination employed are discussed.  The author attempts to provide answers via a comparative historical analysis of research activities in the country vis- a- vis the emerging development changes. 

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Title of Paper: Research utility and national development goals: the interplay between poverty alleviation strategies and social science research in Kenya
Conference Name: Second International Colloquium on Research and Higher Education Policy
Conference Date: 2006-12-29
Conference Location: UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France
Published as Proceedings: no


Date:2006
Document Type:Conference Paper (Not Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Research
Country:Kenya
Keywords:Research and Development R&D, National Development, Poverty, Social Sciences, Kenya, Strategy, Policy, Higher Education and Development, Research-Policy Nexus


File Size:28 KB
Rights:Permission to use this paper was granted the author.
Date Added:28 May 2008


Omosa, Mary (2006). Research utility and national development goals: the interplay between poverty alleviation strategies and social science research in Kenya Presented at the Colloquium on Research and Higher Education Policy, UNESCO Headquaters, Paris, France, December 2006