10 Policy Priorities for Transforming Manufacturing and Creating Jobs in Kenya

Anzetse Were, Dirk Willem te Velde and Gituro Wainaina, June 2017



The Kenyan manufacturing sector has the potential to transform the Kenyan economy and kick-start a process of industrialisation that could create hundreds of thousands of jobs and improve livelihoods across the country. However, to make this a reality by 2022 will take a concerted and coordinated effort by both government and the private sector.

Developed by SET in partnership with the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM), this booklet addresses Kenya’s current economic predicament and makes the case for political and financial investment in manufacturing. The central 10-point policy plan lays out seven policies and regulations that should be enacted to create an environment in which the sector can flourish, and three further suggestions for how to implement them in practice.

The 10-point policy plan aims to support Kenya’s manufacturing sector, by presenting seven priorities for public policy and regulation to improve manufacturing competitiveness, and a further three recommendations on implementation explain how to make this happen.

Media coverage

Business Daily, 5 July

XinhuaNet, 5 July

The Standard, 6 July

Mediamax, 6 July

The Star, 6 July

Coastweek.com, 7 July

KBC Channel 1, 7 July

Liex Consult, 10 July (blog)

Business Daily, 16 July

The East African, 25 July

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