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Summary

Kenya is one of around 10 DFID countries where the number of poor people is thought to be rising, due to low economic growth, rising inequality and high population growth. Although it has the largest and most diversified economy in east Africa, its economic growth is lagging behind its peers due to political and climatic shocks and weak competitiveness.

Top priorities

  • strengthen democracy through improving the capacity and accountability of national and local government
  • promote broad based sustainable economic development and job creation through improving the investment climate, market development, trade and access to finance
  • strengthen systems for delivering health, education and social protection services
  • ensure that no one is left behind from development processes, including women and girls, the extreme poor living in Kenya’s Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs), and refugees from neighbouring countries

Further resources

DFID Operational Plan for Kenya
Kenya page on GOV.UK website

Read more about Kenya

60K

Children under five and pregnant women reached through DFID's nutrition-relevant programmes

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source

30K

Children supported by DFID in primary and lower secondary education

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source

20K

Births delivered with the help of nurses, midwives or doctors through DFID support

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source

460K

Additional women using modern methods of family planning through DFID support

2011/12 - 2015/16 , Source


Population

0 million

2015, source World Bank

% living below $1.90 per day

0%

2005, source World Bank

GDP growth rate

0%

2015, source World Bank


Sector groups as a percentage of country budget More information about the sector groups
Project budget total by year More information about project funding
£132M

2017/2018

1.66%

DFID Total