10. The Politics of Policy for Poverty Reduction: Comparing Malaysia with Kenya

@inproceedings{Nyanjom201310TP,
  title={10. The Politics of Policy for Poverty Reduction: Comparing Malaysia with Kenya},
  author={Othieno Nyanjom},
  year={2013}
}
A comparative review of trends in the economic growth data for Malaysia and Kenya since the early 1960s shows the former country to have performed much better than the latter in acquiring sustained economic growth that has enabled (economic) development. This chapter evaluates the role played by the politics of policy-making in these relative country outcomes. While strategies for economic growth and development are well known, politics plays a critical role in determining which priorities…