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Regional Programme on Enterprise Development (RPED) : report on round three of the Kenya survey (English)

The World Bank is undertaking a large cross-country study of enterprise development in Africa, with Kenya as one of the participating countries. The three rounds of interviews in Kenya were done in 1993, 1994 and 1995. This report presents the basic results obtained in the third round of interviews done in August-September 1995, and is to be followed by a comprehensive report covering all three waves. The survey covers four sub-sectors of manufacturing, namely food processing, wood working, textiles and garments, and metal working, which represents 72 percent of total manufacturing in Kenya. Therefore it gives a reasonably representative picture of manufacturing in Kenya, although it focuses only on sectors that appear early in the process of industrialization. The sample and weights are chosen in such a way that the sample is representative of the four sub-sectors, but it is not representative by town; sample size is too small to allow us to be representative on a regional basis. According to official statistics there has been an explosion in informal-sector manufacturing employment in the last few years, but this appearance may be due to improved statistical coverage. Given the uncertainties involved, we have chosen to let the relative weight of the informal sector remain unchanged over the three years. Formal firms represent about two-thirds of employment, and informal firms about a third, and are weighted accordingly.

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  • Author

    Bigsten, Arne

  • Document Date

    1996/05/01

  • Document Type

    Working Paper (Numbered Series)

  • Report Number

    56878

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    Kenya,

  • Region

    Africa,

  • Disclosure Date

    2010/07/01

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    Regional Programme on Enterprise Development (RPED) : report on round three of the Kenya survey

  • Keywords

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Bigsten, Arne

Regional Programme on Enterprise Development (RPED) : report on round three of the Kenya survey (English). Regional Programme on Enterprise Development (RPED) country study series Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/573751468048253198/Regional-Programme-on-Enterprise-Development-RPED-report-on-round-three-of-the-Kenya-survey