Research Papers/Topics in Finance

AWARENESS OF PREGNANT WOMEN ON GOOD NUTRITION A STUDY OF PANKSHIN

The effect of nutrition education programme on food related knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and practices of literate women in Pankshin community was investigated using quasi-experimental design. The non-randomized control group, pretest-posttest quasiexperimental design was employed for the study. The population for the study comprised 1,807 literate women in Pankshin community. One hundred and sixty-six literate women in Pankshin community constituted the sample for the study. The instrum...

Analysis Of The Relationship Between Expenditure On Oil Imports And Public Spending On Selected Social Services In Kenya

Since independence, oil imports in Kenya have been rising mainly to sustain the nascent transport, manufacturing, energy, agriculture and maritime sectors among other uses in the country. The growth in the country’s oil import bill has however been closely related to public spending in the health and education sectors which experienced shocks owing to the growth in expenditures apportioned to the rising volume of oil imports. Given the significance of the social pillar of the Kenya Vi...

Determinants Of Current Account Balance In Kenya

Current account is one of the components in the Balance of Payment of a country. It covers all the transactions that involve the real sources (goods, services, income).It comprises the international balances of transactions in trade of goods and services, factor income and current transfers. Current account balance is significant because it is key economic indicator of country’s external performance. Despite this voluminous literature, there is hardly any consensus as regards the dete...

Electronic Banking And Financial Performance Of Commercial Banks In Kenya

Information technology has changed the traditional ways of doing business to a digital and electronic way that has led to globalization. The banking industry has been forced by the wave ofelectronic payment system in the business environment to change from its traditional ways such as: long queues as customers waited to be served, delay in the clearing house as representatives of different banks waited to settle their dues and manual work that resulted to errors. The main ...

The Impact Of External Debt Servicing On Capital Formation And Gross Domestic Product In Kenya

ABSTRACT Kenya is seeking to meet the Sustainable Development Goals-2030 agenda. The serious challenge to this course remains the soaring debt obligations, capturing a significant portion of the national budget. Kenya has been borrowing externally at higher rates and continually expanding the debt ceiling. The government will therefore in future spend a significant portion of its revenue repaying the debts at the cost of important local investment. The government is therefore limited to...

Joint Liability And Group Loan Performanceamong Micro Finance Institutions: A Case Of Nyandarua County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Group based lending has been synonymous with most borrowers of the lower economic end in the developing world and this is no exemption to borrowers in Kenya. For a long time low income earners had been left out and were previously unbanked. The microfinance model through group lending has ensured inclusion of these players to the economy. Group lending is done through self-organised groups of individuals mostly between 5 and 20 who lack mainstream collateral but can co guarante...

Compliance review audits and financial performance of donor funded organisations in nyeri county, kenya.

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to establish impact of compliance review audits on financial performance of donor funded organizations in Nyeri County, Kenya. Donor funded organizations are supposed to conform to grant and loan conditions established by donor organizations and communities. One shortfall that has greatly affected the implementation and success of the donor funded projects is accountability and poor information relays to the donors which in the end demoralizes the ...

Agency Banking Transactions And Performance Of Commercial Banks In Kenya

ABSTRACT The performance of commercial banks in Kenya has been declining in the recent years evidenced by decline in return on assets and return on equity from 3.99 percent and 24.7 percent in 2016 to 3.5 percent and 22.5 percent in 2018. This trend indicates a challenge in the entire banking industry regarding profitability. Agency banking was introduced to increase the reach of banks to enable banks to reach the unbanked. Agency banking can therefore enhance market share and performan...

Financial Management And Performance Of Commercial Stateowned Enterprises In Kenya

ABSTRACT Most SOEs are faced with a challenge of poor financial management as reflected in misuse of financial resources and inefficiencies in internal control systems. At the same time, most state-owned enterprises (SOEs) have consistently been making losses and some of the reasons cited are lack of sound financial management, poor reporting and tracking systems, lack of internal control systems and audit teams. These challenges result into the need of determining the interaction betwe...

The Effects Of Bancassurance On The Financial Performance Of Selected Insurance Companies In Kenya

ABSTRACTFinancial performance of insurance companies has been declining due the decrease in profitabilityas a result of the rise in competition, changes in technology, deregulation and as well asglobalization. The collaboration between insurance companies and financial institutions todistribute or cross-sell insurance products, through Bancassurance which provides a one-stop-shopplatform whereby customers can access insurance services among other financial solutions, is theonly platform to st...

Budget Implementation And Financial Performance Of The County Government Of Elgeyo Marakwet, Kenya

ABSTRACT Resources are scarce. Public and private entities must ensure that available resources are allocated efficiently and utilized for the intended purposes in order to achieve strategic objectives. In Kenya, the principles of public finance are enshrined both in the constitutions and various legislations, the most important of which is the Public Finance Management Act. While both National and County governments are expected under law and by the citizenry to pursue optimal financia...

Bank Regulation And Level Of Non Performing Loans In Commercial Banks In Nakuru County Kenya

ABSTRACT The non-performing loans ratio among Kenyan lenders rose to a 10-year high in the third quarter of the year 2018 as commercial banks struggled with loan defaults in a tough economic environment. The rise has mainly been driven by business borrowers and has affected largely banks in tier 2 and 3, a research report by Standard Investment Bank showed. Businesses in the country have struggled with a tough operating environment this year as credit growth ground to a halt on the back...

Total Factor Productivity In The Kenyan Banking Sector And How It Is Affected By Technological Innovation

ABSTRACT Technological changes and innovation in any economy play a pivotal role in reducing operational expenses and increasing total factor productivity. The Kenyan banking sector is characterized by operational inefficiency in the factors of production as evidenced by high operational expenses. The inefficiency in the factors of production can be reduced through adoption of new technology and innovation. This study examined how technology and innovation can remedy the inefficienc...

An Investigation Into Factors Influencing The Development Of Derivatives Markets In Kenya

ABSTRACT The trading with derivatives has developed over a long period of time though the greatest impact has been felt over the last three decades. Derivatives markets have changed overtime from trading with the simple contracts to very advanced and exotic instruments. Though Kenya has been lagging behind in the derivative markets development, a lot of ground work has been put in place for the trading with legislature in place and the CMA putting up a department to oversee the developm...

Foreign Direct Investment And Bank Performance In Kenya

ABSTRACT Foreign direct investment (FDI) is an essential part of any economic system and it is an incentive that allows economies to grow. However the positive results of FDI are not accessed by all countries, communities or sectors. The performance of commercial banks in Kenya has been found wanting for the last five years with some banks reporting profit warnings and two banks being placed in receivership in the year 2015. Similarly, foreign direct investment in Kenya has been fluctua...


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