2021 Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) for Kenya: An instrument for policy analysis and simulation
The updated Kenya SAM incorporates latest rebased national accounts data, supply and use tables and household budget survey, is an update of the previous SAM compiled for 2009 transactions. SAMs are used in conjunction with analytical techniques to strengthen the evidence underlying policies to promote sustainable economic growth and reduce poverty and inequality. The updated Kenya SAM 2021 identifies 90 production activities and commodities (products) across agriculture, industry, and services sectors. The SAM also includes 3 broad categories of production factors (land, capital and labor), and 15 household groups by quintiles.
Kenya SAM 2021 has been jointly developed by Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis KIPPRA, Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS), and International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)and was officially launched on 23rd June, 2023 during KIPPRA’s 6th annual regional conference held at Pwani University, Kilifi, Kenya.
Video of 2021 Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) for Kenya Launch
Lensa Omune, Research Officer, IFPRI
Juneweenex Mbuthia, Research Officer, IFPRI
Photo credit: KIPPRA communication department
The Kenya 2021 SAM was jointly developed by Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA), the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS), and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) under the CGIAR Initiatives on National Policies and Strategies (NPS) and Foresight. We would like to thank all funders who supported this research through their contributions to the CGIAR Trust Fund.