IPAS Africa Alliance

Ipas is a global nongovernmental organization dedicated to ending preventable deaths and disabilities from unsafe abortion.

Project Description:

This was a salary survey undertaken to establish whether the compensation and benefits package offered in the organization is at par with the market rates and also establish whether the IPAS reward package is adequate under the prevailing conditions in Kenya. Recommendations were made from the survey that informed the salary and benefits review.

Centre for Corporate Governance, Kenya

Project Description: A study on Corporate Governance Practices among SMEs in Kenya. The study involved SMEs (over 200) drawn from all parts of Kenya. The research findings were disseminated to stakeholders in a forum organized by CCG on Aug 2010.

National Housing Corporation

Project Description: Undertake a survey/study to establish the customer satisfaction and perceptions expectations of NHC’s Service delivery; Compute the index of customer satisfaction to establish a baseline; Formulate an instrument of measuring/monitoring customer satisfaction at NHC; Make measurable recommendations on how to bridge the variance (if any) in customer satisfaction at NHC and; Make measurable recommendations on how to bridge the variance (if any) in customer satisfaction at NHC.

Government of Kenya: – (Ministry of Industrialization) JITIHADA:

National Business Plan Competition (JITIHADA) Aftercare Project worth US $130,000.

Project Description: The project involved Design and Implementation of National Business Plan Competition (JITIHADA). The project had four stages of implementation as follows:

  1.  Applying for participation (over 2000 applications were received; about 60% of the applicants were youth).
  2.  Screening/judging, training and mentoring of 40% of shortlisted participants to improve their business plans to compete at provincial level. 40 best entries were identified at this level and won different provincial awards.
  3.  Additional mentoring was conducted on the 40 selected entrepreneurs to assist them develop winning plans. The 40 selected enterpreneurs were judged and the best five(5) won National awards. (4) Post competition: – a range of aftercare services including financial linkages, incubation and other business development services will be provided to participants during the second phase of the project expected to take place starting in October 2010

International Labour Organization (ILO)

Factors affecting women entrepreneurs, including women entrepreneurs with disabilities, in the MSE sector in Kenya.

Project Description:

Identifying and assessing the impact of community and/or family support on women entrepreneurs with and without disabilities and their enterprises;

identifying and assessing differences in personal entrepreneurial characteristics as well as business development aspirations between female and male entrepreneurs;

consolidating and analyzing economic, socio-cultural and other constraints impacting women entrepreneurs with and without disabilities.

Constituencies Development Fund Board

Project Description: Customer Satisfaction Survey The main objective of the customer satisfaction survey was to determine the Board’s customers and other stakeholders’ current level of satisfaction, their expectations regarding its services and perception of service delivery

Pest Control Board

Project Description:

Baseline Surveys: Employee Satisfaction, Customer Satisfaction

Corruption Survey

Recent Studies

A Study on Youth and Women Entrepreneurs’ Preparedness in Kenya: A Case Study of the Kenya Youth Enterprise Development Fund and Kenya Women Enterprise Fund Beneficiaries using the TRISTART Business Evaluation Tool.

Key Findings:

61.3% of the women entrepreneurs and 48% of the youth surveyed have less than 50% likelihood of business success.

Majority of (98%) scored 0 -25% on market and technology. An indication that entrepreneurs are not well prepared in market and technology and yet they operate in a business environment that is technologically advanced. This explains why half do not apply new methods or technology to provide products/services at lower cost.