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  • LET GIRLS LEARN so they can realize their dreams. Because when women have equal futures, families, communities and countries are stronger.

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  • Educating girls can improve the health of a nation’s economy: if 10 percent more girls attended school, a country’s GDP could increase by an average of three percent.

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  • Building cleaner, more climate-resilient power sectors that serve all people requires the inclusion and participation of all stakeholders including women.

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  • USAID is empowering women and girls to exercise their rights as guaranteed by the Constitution.

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  • YALI’s flagship program invests in the next generation of African leaders as they spur growth and prosperity, strengthen democratic governance, and enhance peace and security across Africa

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  • In Kenya, nearly 600 disadvantaged girls have received scholarship and mentorship thorough the Global Give Back Circle program.

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About Kenya

Kenya has the largest, most diversified economy and the second largest population in East Africa. It also has a young, ambitious and well-educated workforce eager to contribute to the development of the country. These factors have helped the country become a leader in mobile-money and information-and-communication technology. As “the gateway to East Africa,” Kenya  plays a vital role as a transportation hub for much of sub-Saharan Africa. 

The friendship between the Republic of Kenya and the United States dates to the dawn of Kenyan independence. As an important developing-country partner in East Africa, Kenya is a significant recipient of U.S. foreign assistance. For more than 50 years, USAID has worked closely with the Kenyan government, the private sector, and civil society to:

  • Advance access to education;
  • Improve quality healthcare through nutrition, family planning, and maternal and child health, malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and strengthening health programs;
  • Lay a foundation for long-term economic growth through trade, agriculture, and infrastructure programs; and
  • Make devolution work for the benefit of all Kenyans through democracy, governance and conflict programs.


USAID Kenya Country Development Cooperation Strategy 2014 - 2018

USAID Kenya Annual Report 2015

Last updated: March 03, 2017

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Contact Information

Mission Contact

PO Box 629
Village Market 00621
+254 20 862 2000
+254 20 862 2680 / 2682

USAID Contact

Mark Phaelan
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
, DC