We concentrate on improving health, increasing the quality of education, reducing vulnerability among Kenya’s most disadvantaged, and catalysing private sector growth to create more jobs for young people.

Kenya has the largest, most diverse economy in East Africa. But about 25% of Kenyans do not have enough income to meet their basic food needs. Progress on the Millennium Development Goals is patchy.

DFID Kenya concentrates on:

  • improving maternal and reproductive health
  • accelerating the fight against malaria
  • increasing school access and the quality of education
  • reducing vulnerability and malnutrition among Kenya’s most disadvantaged
  • supporting refugees, improving governance and accountability
  • catalysing private sector growth to create more jobs for young people
  • helping Kenya to develop green energy and adapt to a changing climate

Innovation in Kenya often spreads across Africa.

DFID funds many organisations who are working to end poverty through open competition. Find out more about how our funding schemes work and the application processes.

For detailed information on our programme and what the UK spends on development in Kenya, see the DFID Kenya operational plan 2014. See also our Development Tracker to explore international development projects funded by the UK government by country and sector.

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DFID Kenya

British High Commission
Upper Hill Road
PO Box 30465 – 00100