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Kenya

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

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Implementing Partners (Beta) Adam Smith International (6) ¦ Agence Française de Développement (3) ¦ Avanti Communications (1) ¦ Basel Institute on Governance (1) ¦ British Council (2) ¦ CARE International UK (1) ¦ Charles Kendall Group (1) ¦ Christian Aid (1) ¦ Coffey International Development (6) ¦ DAI Europe (4) ¦ Deloitte (2) ¦ Department for International Development (142) ¦ Foreign Investment Advisory Service (2) ¦ HelpAge International (1) ¦ Institute for Law and Environmental Governance (1) ¦ International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (1) ¦ International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) (8) ¦ International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) (8) ¦ International NGO Safety Organisation (1) ¦ Kenya Agri-business and Agro Industry Alliance (1) ¦ Kenya Markets Trust (4) ¦ KPMG East Africa (2) ¦ Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (1) ¦ Marie Stopes International (3) ¦ McKinsey & Company (1) ¦ Mercy Corps Europe (1) ¦ National Democratic Institute (2) ¦ Oxford Policy Management (3) ¦ Path (1) ¦ Population Council (3) ¦ Population Services Kenya (1) ¦ Royal Academy of Engineering (2) ¦ Saferworld (2) ¦ Save the Children UK (1) ¦ Social Development Direct Limited (1) ¦ The Research Foundation (2) ¦ TradeMark East Africa (9) ¦ Trócaire (Northern Ireland) (1) ¦ UK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (6) ¦ UK Space Agency (1) ¦ United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) (4) ¦ United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (5) ¦ United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) (1) ¦ United States Agency for International Development (USAID) (2) ¦ Uraia Trust (1) ¦ World Bank, The (1) ¦ World Food Programme (WFP) (1) ¦

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

Sectors

Sectors groups as a percentage of country budgets according to the Development Assistance Committee's classifications.

Budget

Project budget total by year approved at the project level to date.

£175M

2019/2020