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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) AAUK (1) ¦ Adam Smith International (1) ¦ Advocates for International Development (1) ¦ African Revival (1) ¦ Agence Française de Développement (1) ¦ Amnesty International (UK) (1) ¦ Basel Institute on Governance (1) ¦ British Asian Trust (1) ¦ British Council (2) ¦ British Council (1) ¦ British Geological Survey (1) ¦ British Red Cross (1) ¦ CARE International UK (1) ¦ Catholic Agency For Overseas Development (CAFOD) (1) ¦ Charles Kendall Group (1) ¦ Children in Crisis (1) ¦ Christian Aid (1) ¦ Coffey International Development (6) ¦ Concern Worldwide (1) ¦ DAI Europe (2) ¦ Deloitte (2) ¦ Department for Business Innovation and Skills (7) ¦ Department for International Development (32) ¦ EMMS International (1) ¦ Farm Africa (1) ¦ Fera Ltd (1) ¦ Foreign Investment Advisory Service (1) ¦ HelpAge International (2) ¦ Hope and Homes for Children (1) ¦ Institute for Law and Environmental Governance (1) ¦ International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (1) ¦ International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) (4) ¦ International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) (4) ¦ International NGO Safety Organisation (1) ¦ International Nutrition Group (1) ¦ Islamic Relief Worldwide (1) ¦ Kenya Agri-business and Agro Industry Alliance (1) ¦ Kenya Markets Trust (1) ¦ KPMG East Africa (1) ¦ KPMG LLP (1) ¦ Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (2) ¦ London Sch of Hygiene and Trop Medicine (1) ¦ MannionDaniels (1) ¦ Marie Stopes International (1) ¦ Mary's Meals (1) ¦ McKinsey & Company (1) ¦ Medical Research Council (7) ¦ Mercy Corps Europe (1) ¦ Motivation (1) ¦ Mott MacDonald (1) ¦ National Democratic Institute (2) ¦ Opportunity International (1) ¦ Orbis Charitable Trust (1) ¦ Oxfam GB (1) ¦ Oxford Policy Fellowship (1) ¦ Oxford Policy Management (3) ¦ Path (1) ¦ Population Council (1) ¦ Population Services Kenya (1) ¦ Practical Action (1) ¦ PwC (1) ¦ Railway Children (1) ¦ Saferworld (1) ¦ Samaritan's Purse UK (1) ¦ Save the Children UK (1) ¦ Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF) (1) ¦ Send a Cow (1) ¦ Sense International (1) ¦ Sightsavers (1) ¦ Social Development Direct Limited (1) ¦ SolarAid (1) ¦ Sound Seekers Limited (1) ¦ Street Child (1) ¦ The Leprosy Mission (1) ¦ The Research Foundation (1) ¦ TradeMark East Africa (1) ¦ Traidcraft Exchange (1) ¦ Trócaire (Northern Ireland) (1) ¦ UK - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (2) ¦ UK - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (3) ¦ UK - Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) (2) ¦ UK - Foreign & Commonwealth Office (1) ¦ UNICEF (UK) (1) ¦ United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) (2) ¦ United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (2) ¦ United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) (1) ¦ United States Agency for International Development (USAID) (1) ¦ University of Edinburgh (1) ¦ University of Oxford (3) ¦ Uraia Trust (1) ¦ Village Water (1) ¦ WaterAid (1) ¦ Womankind Worldwide (1) ¦ World Bank, The (1) ¦ World Child Cancer (1) ¦ World Food Programme (WFP) (2) ¦ Y Care International (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.

£170M

2019/2020