Productive Sector and Trade

The Productive sector and trade segment of UNDP Kenya is working to reduce poverty and accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 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 SDGs, PRU will: • Target low-income groups at the base of the pyramid, 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

Our Stories

Biashara center
Marsabit Biashara center

The Biashara center is a Business Development model whose objective is to promote inclusive economic growth and job creation by empowering small and medium entrepreneurs, smallholder farmers, youth, women and people living with disabilities.more 

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. Photo: Joyous Begisen / UNDP Kenya
Easing 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 

Helping Marginalized Communities Access Healthcare through Mobile Phones

Mobile telecommunications unprecedented and rapid expansion has created opportunities for the health care players to expand their services to hitherto unreached and underserved populationsmore 

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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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