If you are curious about the projects UKAid and the Department for International Development support in Kenya, here is a list of 29 which are currently being implemented along with their budget.
Access to Finance For Development (AFFORD)
To increase use of a broad range of higher quality, sustainable financial services by Kenyan households and businesses, especially among under-served lower income groups and small scale enterprises
Arid Lands Support Programme
To improve the coping strategies for over 500,000 of the poorest people in Northern Kenya (Turkana, Wajir, Mandera and Marsabit counties) to help them to adapt to climate change and improve their livelihoods. The programme will also provide opportunities to support the poorest during drought, provide benefits for livestock insurance, increase average real value of assets owned by households, and will allow 64,000 beneficiaries to become less poor relative to non-beneficiaries in the four counties.
Building a Reliable Investment Climate in Kenya (BRICK)
To transform the business environment by lowering regulatory burdens for businesses and private sector in Kenya, and creating a competitive economy with improved infrastructure in order to contribute to increasing incomes and job opportunities for the poor
Building Capacity to Use Research Evidence
This programme aims to build the skills and knowledge of decision makers in low and middle income countries to access, appraise and use research evidence.
This will enable governing bodies in the South to make better policy and programme decisions, ultimately enabling them to develop more rapidly and sustainably. It also includes an evaluation to strengthen the global evidence base on whether capacity building approaches to supporting evidence-informed policy making can be a cost effective way to reduce poverty.
Deepening Democracy Programme
To improve the Kenyan Government’s accountability to its citizens by delivering peaceful, transparent, inclusive elections and providing support to non-governmental organisations, oversight bodies and independent commissions that can influence and deliver reforms thereby supporting the goal of making Kenya a more stable democracy
Delivering Increased Family Planning Across Rural Kenya
To increase the use of family planning in Kenya, especially to young and rural women, contribute to the country’s achievement of Millennium Development Goals and reduce maternal deaths.
Drivers of Accountability Programme (DAP) 2010-2015
To improve the Kenyan Government’s accountability to its citizens by providing support to non-governmental organisations, oversight bodies and independent commissions that can influence and deliver reforms thereby supporting the goal of making Kenya a more stable democracy by 2015.
Enhancing Nutrition Surveillance, Response and Resilience (ENSuRRe): 2012-2016
To provide lifesaving nutrition interventions to children under the age of five and pregnant and lactating women; by providing nutritional interventions through health systems. This will benefit over 45,000 children under the age of five and over 8,400 pregnant and lactating women.
This contributes towards our MDG’s by reducing the mortality and morbidity of children under the age of five and women in Kenya and will result in healthier communities by March 2016
Green Mini-Grids Kenya
Support for project preparation and leveraging of private investment in Green Mini-Grids (GMGs) in Kenya
Hunger Safety Net Programme
To reduce poverty, hunger and vulnerability by providing the poorest households in Kenya’s arid and semi-arid lands with cash transfers.
This contributes to our MDGs by preventing 720,000 people from becoming poorer and help them to increase their expenditure on food, health, education and wider livelihood opportunities by 2017.
Improving Community Security Programme
To support the police and conflict management in Kenya, to improve safety and security for women, girls, boys and men and their communities.
Kenya Accountable Devolution Programme
The programme will contribute to a transitional process in which new county governments are established resulting in greater confidence in local government and the services it delivers.
Kenya Adolescent Girls Initiative – Action Research Programme (AGIARP)
To improve the lives of at least 10,000 adolescent girls in Kenya between the age of 10 and 14, by improving their access to health, education, economic assets and protection from violence.
Evidence from research will influence national policy and support scaled up, cost-effective interventions for adolescent girls in the future.
Kenya Devolution Support Programme
The Kenyan Constitution, adopted by referendum in 2010, introduced far reaching devolution to 47 newly-established counties. Hopes are high that devolution will improve accountability and service delivery and contribute to poverty reduction.
The purpose of this programme is to build and improve public services for Kenyan citizens, particularly focusing at the county level where poverty exists and where public service delivery is poor.
The programme will improve the ability of county governments to better plan, deliver and monitor the delivery of public services. This includes working with county governments to strengthen public financial management systems (e.g. improving accounting, audit and procurement systems) to ensure that public money is effectively spent and can be accounted for.
It also includes a focus on critical services for example health. The programme will help county governments to improve planning and allocation of budgets for health services.
Kenya Essential Education Programme
To support 980,000 Kenyan children improve their reading and writing skills and 200,000 of the most marginalised children in Kenya to access better quality schools and to improve their ability to cope with the effects of climate change.
Activities will contribute to the MDGs of universal primary education and gender equity through improvements in the accessibility, affordability and quality of education for Kenyan children.
Kenya Extractives Programme (K-EXPRO)
To support better governance and business environment, community development and a localised and inclusive approach to human resources and local service provision in the extractives sector in Kenya by supporting the developement of investor-friendly mining/oil and gas policy, improving governance of revenues from mining/oil and gas industries, increasing competitiveness of local suppliers to mining/oil and gas industries, promoting better employability of local workers, and enhancing the benefits of local communities from mining/oil and gas.
Kenya Health Programme
Support the Kenya Ministry of Health and implementing partners to strengthen capacity for service delivery support systems and governance
Kenya Market Assistance Programme (MAP)
To reduce poverty in Kenya by enabling poor people to benefit from better functioning markets, and by building greater awareness among influential decision makers of how markets can work better for the poor.
This will increase household incomes of 148,000 small scale farmers and entrepreneurs – of whom 33% are women – by an average of over 20% by 2018. 36,000 jobs for women and 73,000 for men and male youth will also be created.
Kenya – Strengthening Regional Economic Integration
To improve the pace of infrastructure development and enhance regional trade competitiveness, by delivering improvement to the managerial capacity and physical layout for cargo handling at the Port of Mombasa, and improved regulatory framework for trade.
This will contribute to increased exports and regional trade in East Africa benefitting the regional population.
NEADM – Creating New Energy Applications and Delivery Models for Developing Markets
The UK will provide £4.485 million to support a four year programme to develop new, innovative clean energy products and business models specifically for poor people in Africa and Asia. It is anticipated additional funding will be raised from the private sector and other foundations.
Prevention of Violence against Women and Girls through Football
To fill critical gaps in evidence on the effectiveness of sport in changing the dangerous social norms associated with violence against women and girls and assess the effectiveness of policies and interventions to decrease violence against women and girls.
Private Sector Innovation Programme for Health
To improve the for-profit health market in Kenya, so that poor people get better value for money they spend on health.
Reducing Maternal and Newborn Deaths in Kenya
To avert 4000 maternal deaths and 5500 neonatal deaths through nationwide life saving skills training for health professionals, and integrated health system strengthening in selected counties, 2013-2018.
Social Protection Programme Phase II
To help 40,000 households to protect orphans and vulnerable children in the family from hunger and under-nutrition and enable those children to get an education and be more healthy. This will be achieved through cash payments until 2017.
By this date there will also be a better national social protection system, led by the Government of Kenya.The programme contributes to Millennium Development Goals 1(Reduce Extreme Poverty), 2 (Universal Primary Schooling), 3 (Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women).
Strengthening Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change in Kenya Plus (StARCK+)
To achieve transformational change by helping Kenya to scale up private sector innovation and investment in low carbon and adaptation products, services and assets (e.g. clean energy, sustainable agriculture, water management, weather forecasting). Enabling this change will require targeted support to critical aspects of climate change governance, and stimulation of civil society demand.
This contributes to the UK Government’s International Climate Fund (ICF) commitments and will benefit 828,000 people able to cope with the effects of climate change and 17,600 people with improved access to clean energy.
Strengthening Emergency Preparedness and Response in Kenya (2014-2018)
To enhance Kenya Red Cross’ capacity to prepare and respond to disaster’s, through providing a timely and effective response to small and medium disasters; ensuring overall response effectiveness is improved; maintaining the dignity of people affected by disasters in Kenya by providing direct support to over 3,400 men, women and children per year.
Support for Refugees in Kenya (2012-2016)
To provide essential humanitarian assistance for up to 535,000 refugees in Kenya by ensuring improved access to clean water, sanitation, nutrition, health and protection services (e.g. secure accommodation for unaccompanied minors and victims of gender based violence) and sustainable climate change interventions. This will help save lives, relieve suffering, and maintain the dignity of refugees in Kenya in a sustainable way.
Support to South Sudanese Refugees in Kenya (15/16)
To support the provision of humanitarian assistance in order to save lives, avert suffering and maintain dignity of refugees who came to Kenya because of the crisis in South Sudan.
UK Aid Match 2013–2016: giving the public a say in how a portion of the aid budget is spent
UK Aid Match allows the UK public to have a say in how an element of the aid budget is spent. DFID will match fund, pound for pound, public donations to appeals made by selected not-for-profit organisations, enabling them to increase their poverty reduction and development work in DFID priority countries.