What We Do

UNDP has designed its programmes to address the interlinked issues of poverty, inequality and exclusion towards achieving sustainable and inclusive economic growth. Its engagement is as a result of a process of broad consultations with stakeholders including the Government, civil society organizations, independent bodies, development partners and other UN agencies. UNDP programmes are demand driven and are developed to respond to national priorities as identified under Kenya’s development blueprint the Vision 2030, the Medium Terms Plans. It operates projects under the umbrella of four strategic programme priority areas namely: a) Devolution and accountability b) Productive sectors and trade c) Environmental sustainability, renewable energy and sustainable land management and d) Community security, cohesion and resilience. UNDP played a central role in devising, promoting and helping countries to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and is now working with its national partners to integrate the Sustainable Development Goals into national development planning.

Our Goals

UNDP Kenya has a strong relationship with the Government of Kenya and is fully committed to further strengthening this partnership. The overall focus of UNDP in Kenya is to support the Government of Kenya to promote enhanced opportunities, empowerment, security (HIV/AIDS, natural and man-made disasters), sustainability and strategic outreach, all of which are detailed in the Country Programme Document (CPD) as outlined in the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for Kenya.

UNDP programmatic footprint at county and national level

Our programmes are delivered in consultation and partnership with a broad range of stakeholders including; the Government of Kenya, civil society organizations, independent bodies, development partners and other UN agencies.more

Projects and Initiatives

  • Devolution and Accountability

    The second devolution conference was held in Kisumu County on April 2015, bringing together over 4000 delegates including elected leaders, national and county government officials developmentmore 

  • Productive Sector and Trade

    UNDP supports the creation of a business environment, at both devolved and national levels, that nurtures local capacities and innovation; facilitates private sector development driven by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs); and promotes entrepreneurship and acquisition of vocational skills, targeting women, youth and marginalized groups.more 

  • Environment Sustainability renewable energy and SLM

    For over 6 years, Rose Mueni spent most of her income from her popular food kiosk on purchasing firewood and charcoal to prepare the meals formore 

  • Community security, cohesion and resilience

    Embracing irrigation to boost food security in Turkana Turkana County has in the recent past been in the limelight especially during complex humanitarian emergencies. The regions’more 

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