Dr. Joy Kiiru is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Economics, University of Nairobi. Joy is a specialist in impact evaluations and has researched and published in the areas of microfinance, entrepreneurship, youth employment, gender and agriculture, . Joy’s research has received international recognition. In 2009, her paper on “Policy Issues for Small Holder Farmers’ was among the finalists in the Africa Wide Competition for Women in Science. In 2011 the Global Development Network (GDN) recognized Joy‘s research and awarded a First Prize award for her research in Microfinance.

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Owusu, F, Kalipeni E, Awortwi E.  2015.  Building research capacity for African institutions: confronting the research leadership gap and lessons from African research leaders. International Journal of Leadership in Education. :1-26..


Mueni, J.  2013.  Engendered Benefit Incidence Analysis: Case of Blantyre Agricultural Development Division (BLADD) Budget. International Journal of Innovative research and development. Vol. 2(Issue 13)
Kiiru, J, Onsumu E, Wamalwa F.  2013.  Does Education and Training Matter for Youth Employment? Lessons from Kenya Journal of Emerging Issues in Economics, Finance and Banking (JEIEFB). 1(2)


Mueni, J.  2010.  Audience. Website
Kiiru, J.  2010.  Remittances and Poverty in Kenya. OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development. 1(8):.33-41.


Kiiru, J, Mburu, Siddhartha S.  2009.  User Costs of Joint Liability Borrowing and their Effects on Livelihood Assets for Rural Poor Households. Gender and Pro Poor Growth. , New Delhi: Arise Publishers and Distributors



Kiiru, MDH.  2007.  The Rump and the Neck: Snippets from Somali Oral Poetry," Journal of the Korean Association of African Studies 25 (June 2007): 263-82 . AbstractWebsite

This essay looks at Somali oral poetry, using poetry now committed to writing primarily from B. W. Andrzejewski and I. M. Lewis’s Somali Poetry: An Introduction, Basher Goth’s “Abdi Sinimoo and the Balwo Legacy,” Zainab Mohamed Jama’s “Fighting to Be Heard: Somali Women’s Poetry,” and Margaret Laurence’s A Tree for Poverty: Somali Poetry and Prose . Identifying the main genres of the poetry and discussing, with examples of poems, themes the poetry deals with, the essay shows that the beauty of the poetry debunks a stereotype of the Somali as a people bent on conflict, in the process forgetting the intense passion they exhibit in their poetry—whether it is passion for war and peace or whether it is passion for virtue and love.

Kiiru, J, Mburu J.  2007.  User Costs of Joint Liability Borrowing and their Effects on Livelihood Assets for Rural Poor Households. International Journal of Women, Social Justice and Human Rights.
Kiiru, J.  2007.  Microfinance: Getting Money to the Poor or Making Money out of Poverty? What was the Promise International Journal of Finance and the Common good, Bien commun. 27-11:64-73.


Kiiru, J, Mburu J, Asch F, Becker M.  2006.  Determinants and Consequences of Transactions Costs of Microfinance and their Impact on Rural poor Beneficiaries Incomes. International Research on Food Security, Natural Resource Management and Rural Development. :402.


Kiiru, MDH.  2003.  Epigram.

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