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Report | The Report: Kenya 2014

As East Africa’s largest economy, Kenya has seen its economy grow by more than 4% for the last three years, according to data from the World Bank, while an improvement in fiscal indicators and a new constitution encouraging devolution have helped to improve governance and the public balance sheet. 

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Chapter | Banking from The Report: Kenya 2014

The Report: Kenya 2014 will feature in-depth information about Kenya's financial services, including banking and other core areas.

Chapter | Economy from The Report: Kenya 2014

The Report: Kenya 2014 will feature in-depth information about Kenya's economy

Chapter | Counties from The Report: Kenya 2014

A historic transition is under way in Kenya that could have profound implications for its economy: as part of the implementation of its 2010 constitution, the national government is devolving about a third of its powers and responsibilities to 47 newly created counties. The ultimate objective of the process is to usher in a more decentralised approach to public service delivery, which, while challenging and involving substantial short-term costs, is designed to address regional inequalities and improve localised development. The largest areas to be transferred include health care, local transportation infrastructure, and the control of rivers and lake basins, as well as some planning, investment and licensing policies. Although devolution may be a challenge to successfully and smoothly implement for Kenya, the project promises significant benefits over the long term, and a number of counties have taken aggressive approaches to maximising the advantages devolution confers. This chapter contains an interview with Anne Waiguru, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Devolution and Planning.

Chapter | Legal Framework from The Report: Kenya 2014

OBG introduces the reader to the different aspects of the legal system in Kenya, in partnership with Anjarwalla & Khanna. OBG talks to Karim Anjarwalla, Managing Partner, Anjarwalla & Khanna.

Chapter | Tax from The Report: Kenya 2014

In conjunction with EY, OBG explores the taxation system, examining Kenya’s investor-friendly environment. OBG talks to Gitahi Gachahi, CEO, EY Eastern Africa, on the benefits of a regional Customs union.

Chapter | Health & Education from The Report: Kenya 2014

Following decades of stagnation in basic health care indicators, Kenya’s health sector is slowly picking up. Health care spending however remains low, while key indicators such as maternal mortality have stayed high for a decade. Nonetheless, recent reforms have painted a brighter picture for health care in Kenya. President Uhuru Kenyatta’s goal to deliver universal health care has seen the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) significantly expand its activities and coverage in the last year, raising hopes of coverage expansion for low-income people. Meanwhile, over the past decade, intensive attention and investment have been directed at Kenya’s education sector as the government works toward industrialisation under the Vision 2030 national development plan. The introduction of universal primary education and the abolition of secondary school fees have created a more inclusive system, improving a number of basic indicators. A sharper focus on technical, industrial, vocational education and training (TIVET) activities will bolster employment outcomes, and new emphasis on ICT uptake will broaden access and enhance skills development. This chapter contains interviews with James Macharia, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Health; Mabel Imbuga, Vice-Chancellor, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.