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Kenya is one of around 10 FCDO 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

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

Note: This summary was written prior to the creation of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

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Children supported to gain a decent education.

2015 - 2020, Source


Women and girls using modern methods of family planning through DFID support.

2015 - 2020, Source


People reached with humanitarian assistance (food aid, cash and voucher transfers) through DFID support.

2015 - 2020, Source


Children under 5, women (of childbearing age) and adolescent girls reached by DFID through nutrition-related interventions.

2015 - 2020, Source


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

Budget More information about project status

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



Implementing Partners
Partner(s) Active Projects
British Council 2
British Council 2
Path 2
Coffey International Development 9
Oxford Policy Management 8
Marie Stopes International 6
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) 10
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) 6
Social Development Direct Limited 2
Save the Children UK 1
Christian Aid 1
Trócaire (Northern Ireland) 1
Agence Française de Développement 4
IMC Worldwide 3
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) 2
Population Service International 2
World Food Programme (WFP) 2
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) 2
GiveDirectly 2
Mercy Corps Europe 4
International Committee of the Red Cross 2
Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office 1
PwC 1

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