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December 5, 2017

Kenya has the largest, most diversified economy in East Africa with agriculture being the backbone of the economy and also central to the country’s development strategy. More than 75 percent of Kenyans make some part of their living in agriculture, and the sector accounts for more than a fourth of Kenya’s gross domestic product (GDP).

December 5, 2017

Girls and young women account for 74 percent of new HIV infections among adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa. Kenyan girls and young women face complex structural vulnerabilities that increase their risk to HIV, including poverty, gender inequality, sexual violence and a lack of education. Such vulnerabilities constrain their economic and social empowerment and often result in risky sexual practices that lead to poor health, education and social outcomes. 

December 5, 2017

OVERVIEW

USAID is working with the Government and people of Kenya to lay the foundation for inclusive, market-driven economic growth in line with Kenya’s Vision 2030 – the country’s long-term development plan. Kenya’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in agriculture and other trade sectors are the vehicle that will make this long-term goal achievable. They play a vital role in job creation and economic development.

December 4, 2017

Supporting the Kenya Constitutional Implementation Process is a partnership between USAID and the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) to assist the Government of Kenya (GOK) in developing comprehensive laws and policies required under the Constitution of Kenya (COK) 2010.

December 4, 2017

From the inclusive reform process that birthed a new Constitution in 2010 and credible and legitimate elections in 2013 until today, Kenya has achieved many democratic milestones. Among them was the creation of 47 new county governments, effectively creating a new devolved system of political power. USAID’s development strategy is centered on the implementation of devolution, a long and challenging process at the core of Kenya’s constitutional reform agenda. If done right, devolution can put the country on a path toward more inclusive, transparent and accountable governance.

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Last updated: April 12, 2018

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