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  • USAID is increasing the political participation of women, as both voters and candidates.

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  • Young African Leaders Initiative Fellows from Kenya, carbon credits, a new county information health network and more in July's edition of USAID Kenya's monthly newsletter.

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  • Pastoralist communities in Kenya’s arid lands are using sustainable methods to improve hygiene and sanitation.

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  • Bright, but disadvantaged students are given scholarships to fund high school and university education through our public-private partnership with Equity Bank.

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  • Rapid diagnostic tests are now available nationwide - helping Kenyans get an accurate and quick malaria diagnosis before receiving treatment.

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About Kenya

Kenya has the largest, most diversified economy in the region. Known as “the gateway to East Africa,” Kenya’s role as a transportation hub is vital to much of sub-Saharan Africa. The second most populous country in the region, Kenya has a young, ambitious and well-educated workforce – eager to contribute to the development of the country.   
The progressive reforms embodied in the new Constitution can improve the quality of life for all Kenyans. Transferring powers and responsibilities from the national government to county governments will bring decision making closer to the people. This approach, known as devolution, is at the core of Kenya’s reform agenda. This new framework fundamentally changes the way the government operates and relates to its citizens. If successfully implemented, devolution puts the country on the path toward more efficient, transparent, and accountable governance. A long and challenging process, this will open up many opportunities for progress and growth.   
The friendship between the United States and the Republic of Kenya spans over 50 years, dating back to Kenya's independence. We stand by Kenya in their journey to achieve the goals outlined in Kenya's Vision 2030, the country’s long-term development blueprint.  This vision for change aims to transform the country into a “middle-income country providing a high quality life to all its citizens.” In line with these goals, USAID is working closely with government, private sector and civil society partners to:

  •  Make devolution work for the benefit of all Kenyans;
  • Develop sustainable systems to ensure that all citizens are healthy and educated; and
  • Lay a foundation for long-term economic growth.

Last updated: July 29, 2014

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