Investment Climate & Incentives

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    Investment Climate

    The EAC region has a conducive environment to attract and promote investment. In recent years, there have been concerted efforts by national governments to improve the investment climate in the region.


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    Ease of Doing Business in EAC

    The World Bank Doing Business project provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement across 190 economies and selected cities at the subnational and regional level.


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    Investment Incentives

    The EAC legal framework is enabling EAC Partner States to cooperate in the areas of Investment and Industrial Development to harness the investment potential to promote economic growth and development in the region. This co-operation seeks to, among others, rationalize investments and the full us...


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    Success Stories of Investments in the EAC

    • M-Pesa in Kenya: In 2007 when M-Pesa came about, financial exclusion was pervasive in Kenya, as was the proliferation of Micro Finance Institutions and Micro-credit savings unions. A significant majority of Kenyans, mainly from lowly penetrated rural areas and low-income earners, were not captured by the incumben...

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