Going for gold: Risks and opportunities in Kenya’s extractives sector

This paper examines the risks and opportunities of Kenya’s extractives sector and whether it can lead to positive socioeconomic development for Kenyan society.

It examines the potential of the extractives industry to transform Kenya’s economic prospects and contribute to development outcomes.

Building on International Alert’s experience from similar contexts, the paper identifies six ‘risk factors’ that have the potential to either exacerbate existing conflicts or create new tensions around the extractives industry.

The paper then presents recommendations for different stakeholders in this sector.