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How Kenya is slowly becoming the India of Africa on Impact Investments

Between 2005 and 2015, almost half of all impact capital disbursed in East Africa had found its way into the Kenyan market, representing more than US$650 million of private impact investment capital and more than US$3.6 billion of DFI capital.

Economically, Kenya has seen GDP growth has averaged between four and six per cent annually since 2011 and there is little indication of decline: the World Bank estimates that the annual growth in 2019 will be 6.1 per cent. Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Kenya increased to USD 672 million in 2017 , representing a 71 per cent increase from 2016. This is particularly striking considering the 22 per cent drop in FDI in Africa as a whole and a 23 per cent fall-off globally.  Read more..

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