Correlations in the multidimensional poverty reducing effects of Danish-Kenyan business partnerships

Katrine Reinhold Verting

Student thesis: Master thesis


This thesis engages in a search for a pattern that sets apart successful from unsuccessful Danish- Kenyan business partnerships in the Nairobi Metropolitan Area, not just focusing on aggregate economic growth, but poverty, and not just income-poverty, but multidimensional poverty. Thereby a daring step is being taken towards offering some level of evidence in bridging the most serious kind of knowledge gap in the area of the effects of donor driven FDI, thus contributing to improving the effectiveness of micro level private sector development in Kenya. The research question has been answered through three interlinked layers of analysis: (1) the Kenyan context; (2) multidimensional poverty perceptions; and (3) firm level. Correlations setting apart the successful from the unsuccessful Danish-Kenyan partnership are found within the following eight areas: size; investment motive; market and industry research; staff-policy, involvement/ownership; upgrading; Danish partner imposed standards; and local procurement.

EducationsMSc in Business, Language and Culture, (Graduate Programme) Final Thesis
Publication date2011
Number of pages96