KIPPRA held a stakeholder dissemination workshop in Nairobi on 14th November 2023 to share findings of the study on “Enhancing Entrepreneurship in Kenya”. The objectives of the study were to identify the drivers of opportunity entrepreneurship in Kenya. Entrepreneurship is seen as a driver of sustainable economic growth largely through competition and innovation whereas opportunity entrepreneurs are impact entrepreneurs who contribute in terms of the emergence and growth of industries.
The study sought to establish the industrial sectors with a higher probability of undertaking opportunity entrepreneurship. The study established age, gender of the business owner, firm size, registration status of the establishment, education status of the business owner, and source of capital for the establishment as predictors of opportunity entrepreneurship. The workshop brought together participants from Government, private sector and non-state actors to prompt policy discourse on entrepreneurship in Kenya. The publication from the study can be accessed via KIPPRA’s policy repository https://repository.kippra.or.ke/