Fact Sheets

Unsafe or inadequate access to water, sanitation and hygiene has a profound effect on public health around the world. Diarrhea alone kills nearly 2 million people worldwide each year, of which 1.5 million are children.

 

The USAID Inuka Community-Based Orphans and Vulnerable Children Project works to improve the overall wellbeing of orphans and vulnerable children, and their households. The project partners with non-governmental, faith and community-based organizations and relevant Government of Kenya Ministries,including the Ministries of Labor, Social Security and Services, Health, Education, Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries.

 

USAID is charged with managing and achieving results in Kenya under two high-level U.S. Government efforts: President Obama's Global Climate Change Initiative and the new Agency Biodiversity Policy and Congressional Biodiversity earmark. Kenya is a priority country for these highly-visible and important initiatives.

USAID’s Business Enabling Project is a five-year initiative launched in January 2011. The project helps the Government of Serbia (GOS) increase the competitiveness of the Serbian economy and its private sector by streamlining the business enabling environment, improving public financial management, and strengthening financial markets. Project activities are based on priorities identified by the private sector and the GOS.

 

USAID/Kenya works in partnership with the Government of Kenya to improve learning outcomes in early-grade reading, provide pathways to education for bright but disadvantaged students, and empower youth with skills and opportunities to lead the way to a peaceful and prosperous Kenya.

 

With the adoption of the 2010 Constitution, Kenya set itself on a path towards devolution, introducing a new system of governance that includes 47 county governments with governors and legislatures

When President Obama took office, the world was in the midst of a food, fuel and financial crisis that brought millions of people to the brink of poverty. In 2007 and 2008, food prices hit all-time highs, putting basic staples such as rice and wheat beyond the reach of the world’s most vulnerable populations. President Obama acted to focus the world on food security and give millions of people a pathway out of hunger and extreme poverty. 

 

USAID supported the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, the judiciary, political parties, and millions of peaceminded Kenyans, to facilitate the most complex election in Kenya’s history. Both local and international observers judged the March 2013 election to have been free, fair and for the most part peaceful, reflecting the will of the Kenyan people
Agriculture is the backbone of Kenya’s economy and central to the Government of Kenya’s development strategy. The sector contributes one-fourth of GDP directly and another quarter indirectly. Agriculture also accounts for 65 percent of total exports. 
 
Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development is a policy  research institute under the Division of Research and Extension of Egerton University. The mandate of the Institute is to conduct policy research and disseminate findings in an objective manner. Its vision is “A people forever free from hunger and poverty.”

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Last updated: September 03, 2014

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