• Population 51,393,010
  • Area (km2) 580,370
  • GDP per capita (USD) 1,710.51
  • TPES (Mtoe) 27.04
  • Energy intensity
    (toe/103 2010 USD)
  • CO2 emissions - energy (MtCO2) 16.26

Kenya’s overall risk level against
the assessed areas is low.

While Kenya has the relevant policies and measures in place, there is potential for improvement. Attention should be given to strengthening respect for property rights.

risk level

Among the three risks assessed in EIRA, discrimination between foreign and domestic investors is the lowest, followed by unpredictable policy and regulatory change, and breach of State obligations.

  • 33%
    Unpredictable policy and regulatory changes
  • 32%
    Discrimination between foreign and domestic investors
  • 37%
    Breach of state obligations

indicator performance

Kenya has a good performance on three indicators, and a moderate performance on one indicator. It has once again scored 78 on the indicator management of decision-making processes, and 63 on rule of law. On regulatory environment and investment conditions, its score has increased by two points and now stands at 62. Its score on foresight of policy and regulatory change has improved by a point and is at 59.

Sub-indicator performance

On a more detailed level, Kenya’s sub-indicator performance is good. Management and settlement of investor-State disputes remains the highest-scoring sub-indicator at 85. On transparency (81) and institutional governance (75), its score is the same as last year. On the sub-indicator communication of vision and policies Kenya’s performance has improved by a point and is now 68. Its score on regulatory effectiveness has improved by five points, from 59 to 64. It has maintained a score of 60 on restrictions on FDI. On robustness of policy goals and commitments, it has once again scored 50. The lowest-scoring sub-indicator is respect for property rights at 42.