How Can Young Kenyans Access Better Jobs?

March 31, 2016

Kenya is not short of jobs; it is short of high productivity jobs. This is one of the main findings of the 13th edition of the Kenya Economic Update. Kenya’s economy is creating more jobs than in the past, but these are mainly in the informal services sector and are low productivity jobs. In order to increase the productivity of the small household enterprises, policy interventions could be geared towards increasing access to broad skills beyond formal education, creating linkages between formal and informal firms, and helping small scale firms enter local and global value chains.