International trade and recovery strategies in Kenya in the context of COVID-19 is an open access book published by AOSIS Scholarly Books.
COVID-19 led to an economic downturn not only in Kenya but also in the rest of the world. It put these countries into a recession as a result of the measures taken by trading partners to prevent the spread of the virus. This meant that the Kenyan needed to come up with monetary and fiscal policies and strategies to maintain macroeconomic and fiscal stability, as well as accelerate the pace of economic growth by achieving resilience and sustainability of economic growth and development.
This book uses both descriptive and econometric methodologies that can easily be understood by scholars, using quality data from credible sources such as the Kenyan National Bureau of Statistics, the Ministry of Health, World Bank, World Trade Organization and the International Monetary Fund. The book can be used as reference material for both post and undergraduate students interested in international trade. The policies and strategies proposed can be used by scholars in researching ways to deal with not only the current pandemic but also future pandemics.
Copyright (c) 2022 Tabitha Kiriti-Nganga (Volume editor)
This book is about the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic on international trade and post-recovery strategies in Kenya. Specifically, the main aim of this book is to examine the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on trade and to recommend recovery strategies in Kenya by exploiting opportunities presented by the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). This book highlights the relationship between the COVID-19 pandemic and international trade and provides factual information on its implications. Specifically, the data and statistics provided will be helpful today and in the years ahead. This book is a benchmark for lessons on what to and what not to repeat in terms of actions should Kenya or other African countries be confronted with another pandemic. It highlights and consolidates the solutions necessary to rebuild economies devastated by the pandemic’s effect. Last but not least, the book does not just focus on international trade but also deals with the wider economics field and the socio-economic aspects of society.
Prof. Johannes P.S. Sheefeni, Department of Economics, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa