Promoting healthy diets and preventing Non- Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in Kenya through effective fiscal policy
(Apr 2020 – Mar 2022)
This project has two main objectives
1) To quantify the consumption of obesogenic foods (especially Ultra-Processed Foods) in the Kenyan context, explore their association with obesity, and recommend which ones should be targeted by fiscal policies for NCDs prevention; and
2) To model the effect of taxing sugar-sweetened beverages on public health and government tax revenue in Kenya.
This is a 2 year project funded by IDRC to a consortium of 3 institutions: the International Institute for Legislative Affairs, University of Cape Town School of Economics, and Agri-Food Economics Africa