Kenya: Investment freedom

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 Kenya

Investment freedom index (0-100)

 Latest value 55
 Year 2024
 Measure points
 Data availability 1995 - 2024
 Average 52
 Min - Max 45 - 60
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for Kenya from 1995 to 2024. The average value for Kenya during that period was 52 points with a minimum of 45 points in 2010 and a maximum of 60 points in 2016. The latest value from 2024 is 55 points. For comparison, the world average in 2024 based on 175 countries is 56 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Kenya - Investment freedom - historical chart - 1995-2024




The Investment Freedom index for Kenya from The Heritage Foundation measures the restrictions to investment activity both within the country and across borders. A higher score means fewer restrictions.
Definition: The Investment freedom index evaluates a variety of investment restrictions (burdensome bureaucracy, restrictions on land ownership, expropriation of investments without fair compensation, foreign exchange controls, capital control, security problems, a lack of basic investment infrastructure, etc.). Points are deducted from the ideal score of 100 for each of the restrictions found in a country’s investment regime.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Property rights 41 2024 points
 Freedom from corruption 31 2024 points
 Fiscal freedom 11 2024 points
 Business freedom 58 2024 points
 Labor freedom 57 2024 points
 Monetary freedom 73.20 2024 points
 Trade freedom 57 2024 points
 Investment freedom 55 2024 points
 Financial freedom 50 2024 points
 Economic freedom, overall index 54 2024 index points
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