Policy seminar: Leveraging Kenya’s new Bottom-Up Economic Plan for food system transformation
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Kenya’s new government has developed an ambitious Bottom-Up Economic Plan to tackle complex domestic and global challenges. “The Bottom-Up approach is about making sure that markets work, and more importantly, work for the poor,” Cabinet Secretary Prof. Njuguna Ndung’u explained during a recent policy seminar hosted by the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) and IFPRI Kenya as part of the CGIAR Research Initiative on National Policies and Strategies (NPS) seminar series.
The seminar presented the results from an ongoing effort by KIPPRA in partnership with CGIAR’s NPS and Foresight Initiatives to estimate the likely impacts of the plan on the Kenyan economy and people over the next five years. The seminar also presented recommendations from a new policy brief, “Transforming Food Systems in Kenya for a New Era of Growth and Prosperity,” which highlights the important links between the new plan and food systems transformation.