The IMF Country Reports Series covers economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discussions with officials of the country, is published at the option of the member.
This paper presents a Joint Staff Advisory Note on Kenya's Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers. Kenya is implementing the three-tiered East Africa Community (EAC) common external tariff and needs to develop a trade strategy, in agreement with other EAC members, that further lowers trade barriers against the rest of the world. As the government works toward meeting the remaining benchmarks, steps should be taken to consolidate public financial management reforms along with regular reviews of the existing plans to better prioritize, coordinate, and monitor reform measures.