Kenya Investment Climate Survey 2003

Short Name: 
KEN 2003 ICS 

The Kenya Investment Climate Survey (ICS) was carried out in 2002-2003 by the World Bank's Regional Program on Enterprise Development (RPED) in collaboration with Kenya Institute of Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA). The survey covered 284 formal manufacturing firms.

The questionnaire contained a range of questions on such issues as the production process, cost of inputs, access to finance, types and cost of labor used, and costs incurred in preventing or treating HIV/AIDS.

The Investment Climate Surveys (ICS) were conducted by the World Bank and its partners across all geographic regions and covered firms of all sizes in many industries. The ICS collected a wide array of qualitative and quantitative information through face-to-face interviews with managers and owners regarding the investment climate in their country and the productivity of their firms. Topics covered in the ICS included the obstacles to doing business, infrastructure, finance, labor, corruption and regulation, contract enforcement, law and order, innovation and technology, and firm productivity. Taken together, the qualitative and quantitative data helped connect a country’s investment climate characteristics with firm productivity and performance.

Source / Citation: 
"Enterprise Analysis Unit - World Bank Group" 
First released on: 
1 Dec, 2003 
Last version on: 
1 Dec, 2003 
Use Policy: 
May not be distributed to non AGRODEP Network Members. 
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Prior to downloading the dataset for the Kenya Enterprise Survey, a request must be made through Enterprise Surveys.  The request form is located here.