Kenya Leather Industry - Diagnosis, Strategy and Action Plan

Kenya Leather Industry- Diagnosis, Strategy and Action Plan

In 2014, Kenya’s Ministry of Industrialization requested technical assistance from the World Bank to conduct competitiveness assessments and develop competitiveness strategies for four key industries: textiles and apparel, food
processing, furniture, and leather and leather products. The Ministry selected these four industry sectors for serious consideration as priority sectors for industrial development and job creation in Kenya.

The Economic Transformations Group, Inc. (ETG ), a sustainable economic development consultancy from New York and Silicon Valley, was contracted to complete the analysis and strategy for the leather industry. ETG built on
prior analytical work by Kyram Consultants Ltd.

In the context of Kenya’s long-term vision to become an industrialized middle-income country by 2030, its leather and leather products sector offers an important opportunity for industrialization and diversification of exports.
However, value addition in the leather sector has been minimal, and most of Kenya’s exports have been in the form of unprocessed, raw hides and skins. The leather sector can contribute to economic growth through expanding exports of both semi-processed and finished leather goods. The development of the sector involves improving the raw material base (especially the quality of hides and skins), boosting the tanning subsector, producing leather goods,
and marketing.

pdf Kenya Leather Industry - Diagnosis, Strategy and Action Plan (PDF, 5MB)

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