Posted on July 4, 2015

Advance Notice of Kenya Vision 2030 – ODI / SET meeting on the role of services in economic transformation

We would like to invite you to join us for a workshop on the role of services in economic transformation, at the Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi on 28th April.

The workshop will assess the role of services in economic transformation in general, with an application of two services sectors (IT enabled services, financial services) in the case Kenya. Guests will include public and private sector participants.

The SET programme broadly defines economic transformation as moving labour and other resources from lower to higher productive activities. This includes moving between sectors to higher value activities (for example, from agriculture to manufacturing) and within sectors.

The workshop will include the following sessions:

· Session 1: The role of services in economic transformation
· Session 2: IT enabled services and economic transformation (with application to Kenya)
· Session 3: Financial services and economic transformation (with application to Kenya)
· Conclusions

Questions covered will include: Can a country rely on a services-led transformation strategy? What, if anything, needs to be done to make this happen? What is the role of IT-enabled services, financial services and insurance in economic transformation? What is the potential for promoting these sectors in Kenya?

Speakers will include representatives from the Overseas Development Institute, Vision 2030, National Economic and Social Council Kenya, UNECA, ACET, TMEA, Indian ICT companies, KBA, Financial Sector deepening. A lunch will be provided.

Please RSVP to Leah Worrall ( and Christine Ngigi ( by Friday 17th April.

Kind regards,

Leah Worrall

Project Manager – Supporting Economic Transformation

International Economic Development Group
Overseas Development Institute
203 Blackfriars Road
London SE1 8NJ
United Kingdom
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