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Laying a Groundwork for Growth in Kenya


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With IFC’s help, Kenya’s poorest county is looking to shake off years of underachievement to attract investment, support local businesses, and achieve sustainable economic growth.

Turkana County in Kenya’s northwest borders Ethiopia, South Sudan, and Uganda, and is home to almost one million people. Although geographically vast (Turkana is Kenya’s second largest county) economic opportunity there has been small, held back by limited infrastructure, markets, and investment.


Its future looks brighter, however, with government and the private sector working together to capitalize on several good prospects, including in agribusiness, and the discovery of potentially large oil resources.

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