Discussion Paper: Gains and Losses in Kenya’s Road Towards African Integration

Published on 31 Jul 2014 - 40 pages


This joint UNDP-UNDESA study discusses Kenya’s trade patterns and probes into the likely effects of a couple of African trade integration scenarios. Assisted by a country economy-wide model, the paper looks at the impact of integration on production, exports and imports of goods and services as well as the impact on employment, inequality and poverty in rural and urban areas.


Findings are that the effects of integration with regional partners as well as with all African countries are positive on the whole as well as an overall positive effect on human development.

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