• Mission

    To promote and widen the frontiers of social, economic, and individual freedoms within Eastern Africa through in-depth policy research and analysis 

  • Vision

    To be a premier Centre for Free-Market oriented and Liberal policy analysis, education and reform in Eastern Africa.

Who we are

The Eastern Africa Policy Centre was established to promote and widen the frontiers of social, economic, and individual freedoms within Eastern Africa through in-depth policy research and analysis. The Eastern Africa Policy Centre (EAPC)  towards this goal, the . The immediate goal of the Institute is to educate, promote and spark debate on and around the importance of individual liberty and Free Market ideas, especially with regard to how these affect sustainable socio-economic development within the region. The EAPC seeks to become an important repository of information, especially in the areas of policy research and education and in linking public policy with policy outcomes. 

Publications

Intellectual Property Rights in Kenya: I…

Enforcement of Intellectual property Rights in Kenya remains an arduous despite the presence of elaborate legislation concerning them. Most of the owners are not aware of the laws put in...

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Bitter Sugar: How Government Policy Has …

From the colonial days to present day, the sugar industry has been an integral component of the Kenyan economy. It has grown in significance over the years, in the present...

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Struggling With formal And Informal Tra…

Formal and informal trade barriers remain major obstacles to economic growth and social development in the East African Community (EAC). In the World Economic Freedom Report 2013, EAC countries --...

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Agricultural Subsidies have Brought Noth…

Agricultural Subsidies have Brought Nothing but Hunger to the Country

The skyrocketing food prices and the electioneering environment that Kenyans find themselves in presents an opportunity to have an important national debate that has been ignored for quite a while...

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The Ban on Plastic Bags in Kenya: Does t…

The Ban on Plastic Bags in Kenya: Does the Country have Evidence Based Policy Alternatives?

Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary in charge of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Prof. Judy Wakhungu, has set in motion the process of banning the manufacture, use, and importation of plastic bags...

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Survey on Devolution and the Budgetary P…

Survey on Devolution and the Budgetary Process in the Counties

Members of the public making their contributions in a public forum in Nairobi County (Source: Nairobi City County Website)  The Eastern Africa Policy Centre (EAPC) together with its partners, the Kenya Association...

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EAPC and Project Partners Hold Capacity …

EAPC and Project Partners Hold Capacity Building Forum for CSOs and Political Aspirants in Kiambu County

EAPC's Programs Manager, makes a Point during the Presentation at Blue Post Hotel In Thika.   By Polycap Nyaribo, Programs Asssistant: Eastern Africa Policy Centre. 14th October, Blue Post Hotel-Thika. The Eastern Africa Policy Centre...

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The Effect of Policy and Political Tinke…

By: Alex Njeru, Research and Programs Director- Eastern Africa Policy Centre. Events happening late last month have provided proof yet again that Kenya’s sugar sector remains in limbo. Mumias Sugar started by...

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The Mirage of Constitutional Participati…

Some commentators have referred to Kenya’s 2010 constitution as the most progressive constitution sub-Saharan Africa has ever seen. Well, that might sound a little bit like a hyperbole, but the...

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Has South Sudan Caught the Cold of Triba…

They say a man’s character can be deciphered from the character of his friends. This holds true for nations as well, and I can as well say that South Sudan...

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The Intricate Balance of Justice and Sov…

As a Kenyan, it is taboo to comment on the issue of the President’s and his Deputy’s trial at the International Criminal Court at The Hague. In Kenya as is...

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The Changing Face of Tyranny in Africa

The face of tyranny is evolving on the African continent. Sure enough, we might have fewer; Mobutu’s, Bokasa’s, Babaginda’s, Moi’s, Gadhafi’s and other men synonymous with despotism at the helm...

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