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2018
Joseph O. "China’s Development Loans and the threat of Debt Crisis in Kenya." Development Policy Review. 2018; 36(S2): 0710-0728.Website
Onjala J, Awiti J, Gideon M. "Effect of Public Spending on Economic Growth in Kenya." Journal of Economics. 2018;6(2).
2017
Joseph O, Otele O. "The Background and Practice of China-African Cooperation on Resources Development.". In: The Emerging Dominance of Chinese Foreign Direct Investment in Kenya’s Mineral Resources Windfalls. Yunnan University Press; 2017.
Onjala J, OSCAR OTELE. "China’s Africa Policy on Trade, Investment and Development Assistance: An Overview and Assessment.". In: The Background and Practice of China-African Cooperation on Resources Development. Yunnan University Press; 2017.
2016
Onjala J. "Chinese Direct Investments in Africa: Motivations and Environmental Implications." Georgetown Journal of International Affairs. 2016;Volume XVII(Number 1):91-102.
Onjala J, K’Akumu O. "Relational patterns of Urbanization and Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa." Development Southern Africa. 2016;Vol. 33(Issue 2).
2015
Otele O, Onjala J. "China’s African Economic Policy: An Overview and Assessment.". In: The Conference on China-Africa Cooperation on Human Resources in the Sector of Mineral Resources . Yunnan University, Kunming; 2015.
Onjala J, Otele O. "The Emerging Dominance of Chinese Foreign Direct Investment in Kenya’s Mineral Resources Windfalls.". In: The Conference on China-Africa Cooperation on Human Resources Training in the Sector of Mineral Resources . Yunnan University Kunming, China; 2015.
Onjala J. "Sustainable Development Goals: Implications for Urban Planning in Kenya.". In: Conference on Sustainable Development and Management, United Nations Human Settlements Programme and the African Institute for Capacity Development (AICAD). AICAD Nairobi; 2015.
Onjala J. "Deepening China - Africa Cooperation: Implementation Mechanisms and Financing Options for three Networks and Industrialization in Kenya.". In: China-Africa Cooperation on Three Networks of Africa’s Infrastructure and Industrialization - AERC. Intercontinental Hotel Nairobi; 2015.
Onjala J. "The Chinese Factor in Africa’s Urban Infrastructure Development: Lessons from Nairobi and Kisumu Cities in Kenya.". In: 2015 International Conference on Chinese and African Sustainable Urbanization. University of Ottawa Canada; 2015.
Onjala J. "Local Economic Development and Regional Planning in Poverty Reduction at County Levels in Kenya.". In: Conference on Sustainable Development and Management, United Nations Human Settlements Programme and the African Institute for Capacity Development (AICAD). AICAD Nairobi; 2015.
2014
Onjala J, Ndiritu SW, Stage J. "Risk perception, choice of drinking water and water treatment: evidence from Kenyan Towns." Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development. 2014;04(2):268-280.
2013
Onjala J. Economic Evaluation of Roads Infrastructure Projects in Galkaiyo, Somaliland. Nairobi: International Labour Organization (ILO) Somalia Programme; 2013.
Onjala J. An Evaluation of the Implementation of the African Development Bank’s Involuntary Resettlement Policy in Africa. Nairobi: Gibbs International, African Development Bank (AfDB); 2013.
Onjala J. "Policies towards Strengthening Cities as Engines of National Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa.". In: Paper presented to an International Conference organised by UNCRD and UN-HABITA Forum for Mayors and Senior Urban Officials on Sustainable Urban Development and Management in Africa. UN Complex, Nairobi-Kenya 27-28 November 2013. UNEP, Gigiri Kenya; 2013.
Onjala J. "Transport Infrastructure Integration in Eastern Africa: Security Implications for the Indian Ocean Rim Partners.". In: Paper presented to an International Conference on “54 Countries One Union: Integrations and Infrastructures” Co-organized by the Institute of West Asian and African Studies (IWAAS) under the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China; the Foundation for Wo. Beijing China; 2013.
Onjala J. "Constructing Chinese and African Soft Power: Upgrading Kenya’s Trading engagements within Sino-Africa Relations.". In: Paper presented to an International Conference for “The Third China Africa Think Tank Forum (CATTF III)” on the theme “Upgrading Sino-African Relations and Constructing Chinese and African Soft Power”. Co -organised by the Institute of African Studies on . Beijing China; 2013.
Onjala J, Ndiritu S, Stage J. "Risk Perception, Choice of Drinking Water, and Water Treatment.". In: Environment for Development Discussion Paper Series EfD DP 13-10 July 2013. Gothenborg Sweden: Environment for Development; 2013.water_risk_perception2013.pdf
Onjala J. " “Merchandize Trading between Kenya and China: Implications for East African Community (EAC)”.". In: in Adem Seifuden (ed) “China’s Diplomacy in East and Central Africa”. England: Ashgate Publishing Ltd. England; 2013.
2012
Onjala J, Odero K. Establishment & Operation of Garowe Fish Market in Puntland: Options for the Type and Structure of PPP. Nairobi: International Labour Organization (ILO) Somalia Programme; 2012.
Onjala J. "Natural Resource Discoveries: Whither East African Infrastructure?". In: The Indian Ocean Rim as a New Frontier: How prepared is Africa? Mombasa, Kenya; 2012.
Onjala J, Wagura S. "Risk Perception, Choice of Drinking Water and Water Treatment: Evidence from Kenyan towns.". In: The 19th Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. Prague, Czech Republic. ; 2012.
Onjala J, Tuju M. "“Kenya’s Implementation of the 5th FOCAC Plan of Action: Hollow Commitments and Lack of In-Country Support”. .". In: In Shikwati James –ed (2012). China-Africa Partnership: The quest for a win-win relationship. Nairobi: Inter Region Economic Network (IREN Kenya); 2012.
Onjala J. "“The Experience of Chinese Support for Infrastructure: How Relevant is it for Kenya?”.". In: Shikwati James (ed) China-Africa Partnership: The quest for a win-win relationship. Nairobi: Inter Region Economic Network (IREN Kenya); 2012.
2011
Onjala J, Odero K. Viability Assessment and Tariff Rate Structure for The Sheikh Water System in Somaliland.. Nairobi: International Labour Organization (ILO) Somalia Programme; 2011.
Onjala J, Jama M, Oloko M. "Introduction.". In: in Central Kenya Dry Areas Smallholder and Community Services Project (CKDAP). Taming Scarce Resources for Smallholder Livelihoods in the Dry Areas of Central Kenya. Nairobi: Ministry of Planning, National Development and Vision 2030 Kenya; 2011.
2010
Atieno R, Onjala J, Jama M. "Do think tanks benefit from APRM work? Kenya’s Experience.". In: in Gruzd Steven (ed) Grappling with Governance: Perspectives on the African Peer Review Mechanism. Johannesburg: Jacana Media (Pty) and South African Institute of International Studies; 2010.
Onjala J, Atieno R, Jama M. Report on the Status of Pastoralists. Nairobi: Institute for Development Studies; 2010.
Onjala J. "Change Evaluation by TWAWEZA." workshop organised by University of Massachusetts in Dar-es-Salaam-Tanzania.; 2010. Abstract
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Onjala J. "Globalization and the Urban Development: Towards trilateral Exchange and Cooperation between Africa, China and Europe." Organised by GTZ and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development in Shanghai-China.; 2010. Abstract
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Onjala J. "Impacts of China." UN Economic Commission for Africa, and the African Economic Research Consortium in Addis Ababa - Ethiopia.; 2010. Abstract
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Onjala J. "The Relevance of China." International Poverty Reduction Center in China (IPRCC) in Beijing-China; 2010. Abstract
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2009
Onjala J, Cook J. Microfinance in the Water Supply and Sanitation Sector in Kenya. Washington DC: Global Water Challenge; 2009.mfinancewater.pdf
Onjala J. Water Credit Viability Assessment in the Mara River Basin- Bomet and Narok South Districts, Kenya. Nairobi: Water Partners International/Water Org; 2009.
Onjala J. "“China’s Comparative Trade, Aid and Investment Behaviour in Kenya vis-a-viz India and the European Union (EU)”.". In: in Stephen Marks (ed) Strengthening the Civil Society Perspective: China’s African Impact. Cape Town: Fahamu Networks for Social Justice; 2009.
2008
Marcus, Richard R; Onjala J. "Exit the State: Decentralization and the Need for Local Social, Political, and Economic Considerations in Water Resource Allocation in Madagascar and Kenya1 .". 2008. AbstractWebsite

This paper focuses on the iconoclasticism of water as a plentiful resource and the near universalization of decentralizing institutions to manage it. The authors explore two agro‐pastoral regions — Ambovombe District (Madagascar) and Tana River District (Kenya) — and consider institutional change, particularly the disengaging state, the lack of fiscal and administrative support throughout decentralization, community responses, and informal private markets. This paper concludes that decentralization holds the potential to increase accountability of the resource management process, improve governance and leadership accountability, and maximize the resource in a sustainable fashion. However, what we are seeing instead through the process of decentralization are the states exiting from the water governance process too rapidly and without concern for the culturally embedded social and economic norms, and the growing gap between new institutions and the needs, desires, and capacity of participants in the new systems.

Onjala J, Dorothy MC. “Methodology for Value Chain Analysis in ICT Industry: Frameworks for the Study of Africa”. Nairobi: African Economic Research Consortium; 2008.
2007
Onjala J, Omosa M. "Kenya's Socio-Economic Environment.". 2007.Website
Omosa M, Onjala J. "“Business Environment in Kenya.”.". In: in McCormick D., Mary Omosa and Patrick Alila (eds). Business Systems in Africa. Nairobi: University of Nairobi Press.; 2007.
Onjala J. "“Water and Electricity Services Provision in Kenya”.". In: in McCormick D, Mary Omosa and Alila (eds). Business Systems in Africa. Nairobi: of Nairobi Press. ; 2007.
2006
Onjala J, Agevi E, Wasala W, Kut G. The 5th Human Development Report for Kenya 2006: Human Security and Human Development. Programme UND, ed. Nairobi; 2006.
2005
Onjala J, Kimuyu P, Musyoki R, Dorothy McCormick. The 4th Human Development Report for Kenya 2004. Industrialization and Human Development. Programme UND, ed. Nairobi; 2005.
2002
Onjala J, Olsson B, Birungi P, Huda S, Motlaleng GR, Sterner T. " "Ranking Environmental Services in Different Countries"." Sri Lankan Journal of Agricultural Economics. 2002;Volume 4(Part 1):Pp.73-93.
2001
2000
Onjala J. " "Economic Growth and Development in Kenya Since Independence" .". In: in Ng'ethe N. and W. Owino (eds) (2000). From Sessional Paper No.10 to Structural Adjustment: Towards Indigenising the Policy Debate. Nairobi: The Regal Press Kenya.; 2000.
1995
Onjala JO. "Pollution By Sugar Industries In Kenya The Damage to Communities along River Nyando.". 1995. AbstractWebsite

Water is a fundamental natural resource. It is indispensable for the welfare of human beings and their natural environment. It can mean life or death, prosperity or poverty, can even be the cause of conflict and war. However, per capita clean water availability continues to dwindle in Kenya due to problems of water catchment degradation, droughts and pollution of waterways of industries. Although localised and instantaneous environmental consequences of such devastation have received attention by journalists, scientists and regulators. The problems defined by lasting impact on the rural communities along degraded waterways pose challenges much of which remain to be addressed in Kenya. ..

The purpose of this study proposal is to determine the impact of water pollution by the Sugar industries along river Nyando. The study intends to investigate the local communities' dependence on water resourcesfrom Nyando river for drinking, washing, livestock, irrigation, fisheries,
recreation and other uses and how the current water

Financial assistance from Beijer Ecological Economics and Universi ty (Sweden) to develop this paper acknowledged.

Institute for of Gothernborg is gratefully

pollution affects them. Pollution of waterways affect the local villages drastically and the community's ability to adjust to alternative "cleaner" or "safe" water sources can impinge on household labour, time allocation, agricultural productivity, health, and may even change socio-economic status of households.

Assessing the costs of environmental degradation in rural areas is important in several ways. It defines the need for environmental planning and highlights the urgency for action to improve living standards. These assessments can also be a starting point for a country to revise its natural resource management strategy and build experience.

The proposed methods for the study will cover polluted and unpolluted segments using contingent valuation, defensive or averting expenditures, health status and expenditures, travel time, Hedonic price and loss of biodiversity. A theoretical validation to test consistency of household's behaviour within the restrictions of economic theory will be undertaken before making policy recommendations .

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