Kenya Investment Mechanism

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The Kenya Investment Mechanism (KIM) is a five-year USAID project that is facilitating $400 million in investment for key sectors of Kenya’s economy, including agriculture, and for regional trade and investment opportunities under the Prosper Africa initiative. The project supports the mobilization of private investment and accelerates enterprise-driven development.

KIM addresses two principal market failures that have discouraged investors from financing micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the Kenyan economy: insufficient quality consulting services and limited availability of financial products tailored to these sectors. KIM uses smart incentives to mobilize finance for development in targeted sectors including agriculture (supported by Feed the Future), clean energy (supported by Power Africa), and women-owned businesses as well as in the health, water, and trade sectors. 

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Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 12:15pm

Last updated: March 25, 2021