1:30 pm EST - 2:30 pm EST

Past Event

The State of the Kenyan Economy – Current Trends and Future Prospects

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EST

The Brookings Institution
Online Only

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC

Almost no other Sub-Saharan African country is as poised for rapid economic growth as Kenya. However, obstacles including slow progress toward regional integration, rising inequality and infrastructure deficits persistently undermine Kenya’s economic performance and growth potential.

On February 19, the Africa Growth Initiative (AGI) at Brookings and The Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) hosted a live webcast discussion on Kenya’s economy. The discussion featured researchers from the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) and served as the U.S. release of the 2013 Kenya Economic Report, an annual study from KIPPRA on Kenya’s economic performance and future growth prospects. KIPPRA Principal Policy Analyst Joseph Kieyah  gave a short presentation on the report, followed by a panel discussion with CCA President and CEO Stephen Hayes and KIPPRA Executive Director John Omiti. AGI Director Mwangi Kimenyi moderated the discussion.

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