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Prof Winnie Mitullah’s blog relating to Non- Motorised Transport (NMT) book she co-edited  has been published on TheCityFix! The book, Non-motorized Transport Integration into Urban Transport Planning in Africa, explores challenges  pedestrians and cyclists face in cities of the developing world and the  opportunities these cities have to provide for walking and cycling. It is based on in-depth research conducted in Cape Town (South Africa), Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) and Nairobi (Kenya).


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IDS Director Prof Winnie Mitullah participated in Africa Transport Policy Program (SSATP) meeting held in Washington DC , USA. The program will lead to the establishment of a research network of African universities and promote evidence-based transport policies and strategies.  

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Kenya continues to be rated among the best-performing sub-Saharan economies despite hitches such as the government’s  poor performance  in keeping prices stable, creating jobs, and managing the economy.

According to a  recent Afrobarometer Dispatch, Economic paradox in Kenya: More favourable perceptions amidst economic insecurity,” the  impressive performance is attributed to lower oil prices, improved tea and horticulture exports, infrastructural growth, and increased remittance inflows.

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The Institute for Development Studies- Kenya Transport Research Network (KTRN) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will hold a joint forum on 20th September 2017 for discussions on improvement of mobility and mass transit systems in Kenya. The event will take place at the JICA Kenya Offices from 2.00pm.

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