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Author Iarossi, Giuseppe.

Title An assessment of the investment climate in Kenya / Giuseppe Iarossi
Published Washington, D.C. : World Bank, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 121 pages) : illustrations
Series Directions in development. Private sector development
Directions in development (Washington, D.C.). Private sector development.
Contents Abbreviations; Acknowledgments; Overview; Chapter 1 Competitiveness of Kenyan Firms; Figures; Chapter 2 Business Climate; Tables; Chapter 3 Access to Finance; Chapter 4 Labor Markets and Human Capital; Chapter 5 Microenterprises in Kenya; Chapter 6 Recommendations; References; Index
Summary Although Kenya has recorded some improvements in the last four years, including an increase in productivity, Kenyan firms still face an adverse business environment. The central objective of this report is to identify the main impediments to productivity growth faced by Kenyan firms. The top constraints identified by the Kenyan managers were tax rates, access to finance, corruption, security, infrastructure services (electricity and transportation), and business licensing. Kenya has reduced the corporate tax rates in recent years. Nevertheless, objective indicators suggest that the tax burden
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 113-115) and index
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Subject Business enterprises -- Kenya.
Corporate culture -- Kenya.
Investments -- Kenya.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008051559
ISBN 0821378139 (electronic)
9780821378137 (electronic)