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GTAP Resource #4610

by Omolo, Miriam

“Kenya Vision 2030” has been put in place as the vehicle that will accelerate the transformation of the country into a rapidly industrialized middle-income nation by 2030. The main anchors of this vision are macroeconomic stability, continuity in government reforms, enhanced equity and wealth creation opportunities for the poor, and development in infrastructure, energy science, and technology, among others. Under the economic pillar, six sectors are projected to experience a 10 percent growth rate per annum: tourism, agriculture, manufacturing, wholesale and retail trade, business process outsourcing, and financial services. While these are important sectors for the economy, there is no evidence on how the choice of these sectors as the main drivers of growth was reached. An analysis of the forward and backward linkages within the economy would greatly advise policy makers of the main sectors to focus on. This kind of information can be obtained from a detailed SAM.

Secondly, under the social pillar, education and health have been identified as factors that would ensure equitable social development in a just and cohesive society. Within the social sector, the government is expected to increase quality and access to social services through increased funding. It would be important to differentiate private and government production in a SAM in order to establish the economy-wide effects of government social policies. Such an analysis is important in monitoring and evaluation of the medium term implementation framework of the Vision 2030. The Kenya SAM 2003 is too dated and lacks disaggregation needed to effectively analyse the economy-wide effects of the government’s social policies and the millennium development goals, which form an important part of social policies.

This paper sought to construct a social accounting matrix for Kenya 2009 given that the most recent SAM dates back to 2003. The objective of this exercise was to construct a micro SAM incorpo...

Resource Details (Export Citation) GTAP Keywords
Category: 2015 Conference Paper
Status: Published
By/In: Presented at the 18th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis, Melbourne, Australia
Date: 2014
Created: Omolo, M. (3/20/2015)
Updated: Omolo, M. (3/20/2015)
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- Baseline development
- Other data bases and data issues
- Africa (East)

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