Productive Sector and Trade

Productive Sector and Trade

The Productive sector and trade segment of UNDP Kenya is working to reduce poverty and accelerate progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by supporting pro-poor economic growth and inclusive market development in Kenya. UNDP Kenya's strategy on inclusive economic growth seeks to...Read more...

Our Goals

While building on the new Constitution and supporting the Kenyan Government towards achieving the MDGs, PRU will: • Target low-income groups at the base of the pyramid (BOP), especially women and youth. • Create opportunities for accelerating sustainable livelihood growth in rural, semi-arid and arid areas.Read more...

Inclusive Economic Empowerment

UNDP Kenya supports entrepreneurship training targeting youth, women and persons with disability more

Our Stories

One of the EDAs in Voi County has started a brick making venture that is employing more youth as well improving housing units in the county

Youth Enterprise Development Agents Make a Difference in the Counties

Over 600 youth trained by UNDP Kenya as Enterprise Development Agents (EDA) are helping the country create jobs for a high number of unemployed youth. Themore 

A beneficiary with the barrel

UNDP helps Ease Water Hardship for Women in Taita and Kwale

Over 1,200 Women in Taita-Taveta and Kwale counties have received innovative water barrels that allow them to fetch water with ease. Through a partnership between UNDPmore 

UNDP Country Director Ms. Maria-Threase Keating presents a copy of the case study report on Mhealth to the Deputy Head of DFID, Tony Gadner and Dr Izak Odongo from the Ministry of health

Helping Marginalized Communities Access Healthcare through Mobile Phones

Mobile telecommunications continues to make critical contribution to Kenya’s socioeconomic development. The industry’s unprecedented and rapid expansion has created opportunities for the health care players tomore 

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Projects and Initiatives

  • County Business Development Centers

    The key objective of establishing County Business Development Centers (CBDCs) is to promote inclusive economic growth and job creation at the county level through empowering MSEs, small holders, youth and women to access and leverage economic opportunities.more 

  • Extractive Industry for Sustainable Development

    The programme will contribute to three strategic outcome areas in the Country Program Document of a) Inclusive Sustainable Growth and Human Development; b) Transformative Governance; and c) Risks and Impacts of Conflict, Violence and Disasters Reduced and Managed at National and County Levels.more 

  • Kenya Youth development and Training Program

    This program seeks to contribute to the livelihood support for the Kenyan Youth and their effective and peaceful participation in all levels of Political Developmental, socio-economic and cultural speheres in Kenya. It focuses on the following strategic areas: Peace Building and reconciliation, Sustainable Livelihoods through entrepreneurship development, skill upgrading for employment creation, support to youth polytechnics more 

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