Financial risk management instruments and performance of hydro-power projects in Kenya


  • Amolo Elvis Juma Amolo University of Nairobi
  • Charles Mallans Rambo
  • Charles Misiko Wafula



Financial Risk Management, Hydro-power projects, Energy, Kenya


This paper aims (i) to establish the extent to which alternative risk transfer influence the performance of hydroelectric energy projects in Kenya, (ii) to examine how Contingent capital influence the performance of hydroelectric energy projects in Kenya, (iii) to To assess the extent to which Credit enhancement influence performance of hydroelectric energy projects in Kenya, (iv) to determine the extent to which Hedging derivatives influence performance of hydroelectric energy projects in Kenya, (v) to examine how Insurance influence performance of hydroelectric energy projects in Kenya. The study adopted the pragmatism paradigm, mixed-method approach, and descriptive correlational survey design while questionnaires and interview guide were used to collect quantitative and qualitative data from a census of 94 participants. This study recommends that project management and policymakers should integrate appropriate financial risk management instruments to improve the performance of hydroelectric energy projects besides developing targeted policies for strengthening the implementation of the financial risk management instruments to boost investors and lenders confidence


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Amolo, A. E. J., Rambo, C. M., & Wafula, C. M. (2021). Financial risk management instruments and performance of hydro-power projects in Kenya. International Journal of Research in Business and Social Science (2147- 4478), 10(4), 438–445.



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