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COVID-19 Pandemic: a war Kenya must win together with other battles

As uncertainties rise among populations and response is characterized with heavy-handedness, peace and stability are threatened (Goal 16) and the potential for disruptions in the rule of law becomes…  


Consolidating Gains and Deepening Devolution in Kenya

Kenya has recorded sustained economic growth and progress in human development over the past five years. However, challenges remain on issues related to marginalization, equity, accountability, and…  


Strengthening Devolved Governance in Kenya

This project will target 15 counties, including the Frontier Counties Development Council (FCDC) counties, with a focus on improving county government capacity - namely, Garissa; Wajir; Lamu; Turkana;…  


Close to 90% of funds for NGOs is externally sourced - UNDP supported report reveals

The Annual Report was developed through support from UNDP as part of the Amkeni Wakenya project, and funding from the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN). During the occasion, the NGO…  


Kenya commences drafting of Voluntary National Review, with UNDP support

During the week beginning 13 January 2020, UNDP and the National Treasury and Planning, State Department for Planning co-convened government, UN, private sector and civil society to discuss and begin…  


Speech by Walid Badawi, UNDP Resident Representative in Kenya, at the first 2020 Voluntary National Review workshop

The Voluntary National Review is a process whose success is built on many factors, most importantly, the diversity of stakeholders involved, and the quality of data used. The presence of all of you…  


Finland, Italy and Sweden commit to supporting UNDP-led Devolution Project

Governments of Finland, Italy and Sweden have committed to supporting national efforts aimed at strengthening sub-national delivery of public services.  


Statement by Mr. Walid Badawi, UNDP Resident Representative in Kenya, at the launch of the Global Human Development Report 2019

The theme of this year’s Human Development Report that we are launching today is a pertinent one. It sets out that despite unprecedented progress against poverty, hunger and disease, systemic…  


Development actors and private sector urged to collectively invest more in advancing finance for social innovation, focusing on youth and women entrepreneurs in Africa

Within the Impact!Africa Summit, UNDP works alongside Impact@Africa, the pan-African impact investment ecosystem development network. With UNDP’s operationalisation and coordination assistance, living…  


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