Economic Performance and Public Finance in Kenya, 1960-2010
Countries with positive per capita real growth are characterised by positive national savings—including government savings, increases in government investment, and strong increases in private savings and investment. On the other hand, countries with negative per capita real growth tend to be characterised by declines in savings and investment. During the past several decades, Kenya’s emerging economy has undergone many changes and economic performance has been epitomised by periods of stability/instability, decline, or unevenness. This article discusses and analyses the record of economic performance and public finance in Kenya during the period 1960?2010, as well as policies and other factors that have influenced that record in this emerging economy.