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Kenya Business Guide

The Kenya Business Guide (KBG) is a think-tank that seeks to support the improvement and strengthening of the business environment in Kenya by providing access to information on key features of both the private and public sector prerequisites in the effective functioning of business.

The Guide is targeted at transmitting this knowledge to prospective local & foreign businesses and established entrepreneurs as well as key actors within the policy space including Business Member Organisations (BMOs) and relevant Government agencies.


The information and knowledge revolves around three components:


Information on the process of Information on the process of starting and running a business in Kenya in the form of a practical step-by-step guide, clearly outlining all the regulatory requirements as wellas the timescales and costs associated with each step.


Insights and information on the dynamics of Kenya’s economy including periodically updated profiles on key and upcoming economic sectors as well as value chain opportunities available.


Evidence-based information on policy options available to public sector actors in their efforts to improve the macro-environment within which Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises operate.

KBG in the News

KBG Launches First Sector Brief on Agriculture

The Kenya Business Guide has published and launched its first Sector Brief entitled ‘Agriculture Established and Emerging Trends’. The brief contains an overview of current trends in the agriculture sector and an analysis of its projected…

SBS Trained Policy Economist Appointed KBG Project Lead

Sahil Shah, Master of Public Policy and Management student at Strathmore Business School, was recently appointed as the Project Lead, Kenya Business Guide, an initiative that seeks to support the improvement and strengthening of the business…

Launch of IMF Regional Economic Outlook for SSA

KBG's Project Lead attended the launch and working seminar on the IMF's Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa earlier this week at the Strathmore Business School. The Outlook report gives projections and expected economic…

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