This is the 15th edition of the World Bank’s Kenya Economic Update, released in April 2017. The report scopes out Kenya’s current economic context. In highlighting a number of growth and job-creation opportunities, the report gives special emphasis to supporting the development of the housing market for lower income households in Kenya. On the demand side, a key constraint to housing is finance. The report addresses policy measures that can be taken to alleviate the housing finance problem, including those that have worked well in other middle income countries.