The Kenya Policy Briefs presents translations of research results from universities and research institutes for a policymaker and media audience. It targets those who formulate or influence policy. The briefs seek to provide evidence-based, high quality, and practical policy recommendations directly addressing issues under each objective of Kenya’s Vision 2030 Medium Term Plan III . In each issue, the briefs are categorized into five series each addressing one of the five core components of Vision 2030:

  • Series 1: Economic Pillar
  • Series 2: Social Pillar
  • Series 3: Political Pillar
  • Series T: Themes (Cross Cutting Issues)
  • Series F: Foundations

Published three times a year (January, May and September) by the University of Nairobi, Kenya Policy Briefs, provides a convenient platform for researchers worldwide carrying out research impacting on policy-formulation in Kenya to directly disseminate their research findings and policy recommendations to the right audience.

All submitted must be based on completed research work with recommendations based on evidence from the study. Submitted briefs will be reviewed for direct alignment to Vision 2030 objectives as provided in the table below, and for potential impact of the recommendations.


  Series F: Foundations
F1 Infrastructure – Deploying World Class Infrastructure Facilities and Services.
F2 Information and Communication Technology – Leveraging ICTs for Increased Competitiveness.
F3 Science, Technology and Innovation – Accelerating the Transition to an Innovation-Led and Knowledge-Based Economy.
F4 Land Reforms – Globally Competitive and Sustainable Land Management.
F5 Public Sector Reforms – A Citizen-Focused and Results-Oriented Public Service
F6 Labour and Employment – Provide Every Kenyan with Decent and Gainful Employment.
F7 National Values and Ethics – A Value-driven, Ethical and Peaceful, United and Prosperous Nation.
F8 Ending Drought Emergencies – Planning for drought: An end to drought emergencies and food insecurity in Kenya.
F9 Security, Peace and Building Conflicts Resolution – A Nation of Peace and Stability: A Society free from Danger and Fear
1 Series 1: Economic Pillar
1A Agriculture and Livestock – Innovative, Commercially-oriented and Modern Agriculture and Livestock Sector.
1B Manufacturing – Robust, diversified and competitive manufacturing sector.
1C Tourism – To be a top 10 long haul destination offering high-end diverse, and distinctive visitor experience.
1D Trade – A formal sector that is efficient, multi-tiered, diversified in product range and innovative.
1E Business Process Outsourcing – To be a top offshoring destination in Africa
1F Financial Services – A vibrant and globally competitive financial sector driving high level of savings to finance Kenya’s investment needs.
1G Oil, Gas and Mineral Resources – Promoting sustainable development of the extractive sector. 
1H Blue Economy – Sustainably manage and develop the Blue Economy resources for enhanced socio-economic benefits to Kenyans.
2 Series 2: The Social Pillar
2A Health – Equitable, Affordable and Quality Health Care of the Highest Standards.
2B Population Urbanization Housing – Quality population with adequate and decent housing in a sustainable environment.
2C Education and Training – Globally competitive quality education, training and research for sustainable development.
2D Environment, Water, Sanitation and Regional Development – Enhancing development in a clean safe environment and, sustainably managed Natural Resources, Access to Water and Sanitation Services.
2E Gender, Youth and Vulnerable Groups – Equity in Access, Control and Participation in Resource Distribution for Improved Livelihood of Women, Youth and Vulnerable Groups.
2F Sports, Culture and Arts- Celebrating the Best in Us.
3 Series 3: Political Pillar
3A Devolution – Making Devolution Work: A Catalyst for Holistic, Transformative and Sustainable Development –, 
3B Governance and the Rule of Law – A secure, just, cohesive, democratic, accountable, transparent and conducive environment for a prosperous Kenya.
T Series T: Themes (Cross Cutting Issues)
T1 T1: Climate Change