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Kenya - Parastatal Reform and Privatization Technical Assistance Project (English)

The main objective of the project is to support the government's parastatal reform program by providing the technical, financial and institutional assistance required to improve resource allocation and increase production efficiency. The project comprises the following two components. The privatization/divestiture component will finance and mobilize the necessary expertise to: (a) strengthen the Economic Secretariat and Technical Unit, the entity charged with implementing the government's privatization program; (b) privatize, or bring to the point of sale, at least 20 public enterprises (PEs) and liquidate a number of nonviable PEs; (c) support the further development of the Capital Market Authority and the Nairobi Stock Exchange; and (d) implement special studies, training, and investment promotion activities. The PE reform component will finance technical assistance to: (a) strengthen the Department of Government Investment and Public Enterprises, (DGIPE) the entity charged with taking the lead role in the reform of public enterprises to be retained in the public sector; (b) restructure five large PEs; (c) design and administer a safety net for retrenched workers; (d) help DGIPE implement sector wide reforms in the areas of corporate planning, performance monitoring, and changes to the policy framework; and (e) carry out complementary reforms in various offices.


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    Kenya - Parastatal Reform and Privatization Technical Assistance Project

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Kenya - Parastatal Reform and Privatization Technical Assistance Project (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.