BP107: Declining confidence in economic performance in Kenya

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Briefing papers
2012
107
Paul Kamau

This briefing paper provides an analysis of popular perspectives on economic trends and performance of the Kenyan economy based on the results of the Round 5 survey of Afrobarometer. The paper further provides a comparative examination of these results vis-à-vis the previous rounds of the survey:  Rounds 2, 3, and 4, undertaken in 2003, 2005 and 2008 respectively. This is done in order to bring into perspective how Kenyans’ economic perceptions have changed over time.