Kenya Enterprise Survey 2007

Short Name: 
Kenya Enterprise Survey 2007 

The 2007 Kenya Enterprise Survey was conducted between May and July 2007. The research is based on a representative sample of 657 formal firms and 124 informal establishments. The sample was drawn in four locations (Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, and Kisumu) and covered both manufacturing and services sectors.

The objective of the survey is to obtain feedback from enterprises in client countries on the state of the private sector as well as to help in building a panel of enterprise data that will make it possible to track changes in the business environment over time, thus allowing, for example, impact assessments of reforms. Through face-to-face interviews with firms in the manufacturing and services sectors, the survey assesses the constraints to private sector growth and creates statistically significant business environment indicators that are comparable across countries.

The standard Enterprise Survey topics include firm characteristics, gender participation, access to finance, annual sales, costs of inputs/labor, workforce composition, bribery, licensing, infrastructure, trade, crime, competition, capacity utilization, land and permits, taxation, informality, business-government relations, innovation and technology, and performance measures. Over 90% of the questions objectively ascertain characteristics of a country’s business environment. The remaining questions assess the survey respondents’ opinions on what are the obstacles to firm growth and performance.

Technical Documents, including methodology, are located here.

The Kenya financial and private sector development country profile is located here.

First released on: 
1 Jul, 2007 
Last version on: 
1 Jul, 2007 
Use Policy: 
May not be distributed to non AGRODEP Network Members. 
Download information: 

Prior to downloading the dataset for the Kenya Enterprise Survey, a request must be made through Enterprise Surveys.  The request form is located here.