An Integrated Economic Analysis of Pro-poor Growth in Kenya

Country Economic Report
Susanna Lundström , Per Ronnås
This country economic report explores the interlinkages between inequality, economic development and poverty in Kenya. Starting from the assumption that improved employment and income opportunities for the poor provide the main avenue for reducing material poverty, it applies an integrated approach to economic analysis by linking analysis of employment with analyses of the business environment and of the macro-economic situation. A main conclusion drawn in the study is that not only is there a need for more pro-poor growth in order to increase the incomes for the poor, but that several aspects of severe inequality in the Kenyan society restrict the potential rate of economic growth in general. The present study is part of an on-going methodological work within Sida aimed at achieving sharper poverty focus in economic analysis.    

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