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October 8, 2021

Horn of Africa Resilience Network (HoRN), formerly known as Horn of Africa Joint Planning Cell, was established in late 2011. Coordinated by the resilience team at the United States Agency for International Development / Kenya and East Africa (USAID/KEA), the HoRN supports USAID’s mission to end extreme poverty and promote resilient, democratic societies.

September 24, 2021

The United States is making good on its commitment to ensure Kenyans are driving development.  The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is launching 13 new health programs in Kenya implemented by organizations that are Kenyan-owned, Kenyan-led, or Kenyan-managed.  More than 90 percent of USAID’s funding for HIV service delivery in Kenya, which comes from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), is now going to local partners. 

September 23, 2021

To better and sustainably support the Kenyan people, USAID is focused on strengthening county-level development and Kenyan-owned, -led, and -managed organizations.  As part of this effort, USAID is launching 13 new health programs in 2021 that will be implemented by local organizations under an initiative called Kenya Health Partnerships for Quality Services. 

September 16, 2021

Micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are critical drivers of economic growth and contribute substantially towards poverty reduction, employment, and income generation with a focus on agriculture that contributes up to 33% of Kenya's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and employs more than 40% of the total population and 70% of the rural population. The Kenya Small Business Development Centers strengthens the capacity of Kenyan MSMEs and builds linkages to U.S. counterparts.

September 13, 2021

With a gross domestic product (GDP) of $95 billion, Kenya recently attained lower-middle income status. It has successfully established a diverse and dynamic economy. Kenya serves as the point of entry to the East African market of 300 million people. However, this economic growth has not been inclusive, and as a result, many Kenyans continue to live in poverty.


Last updated: October 08, 2021

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