Kenya

08-Aug-2019

Contract Awards - Kenya - Construction of Gatundu Water and Sewerage Project - Athi Water Works Development Agency

01-Aug-2019

Kenya - Technical Vocational Education Training and Entrepreneurship Project - ESMP Summary

The Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP) focuses on mitigating the impacts identified during the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment.  It is an instrument that will allow Ministry of Education Science and Technology (MoEST), the project beneficiaries and other key stakeholders to integrate environmental and social concerns during the various phases of the project implementation.  This plan is meant to establish measures and procedures to control the identified impacts and monitor their progress.  It will achieve the following in the long run: Provide the...
01-Aug-2019

African Development Bank helps power wind of change in Kenya

Africa’s largest wind farm, a €620 million energy masterpiece boosting 365 turbines in northern Kenya, will help the East African nation stay on track to reach its target of 100% green energy by 2030. Known as the Lake Turkana Wind Power, the 40,000 acre wind farm will generate around 310 megawatts of power to the national grid, enough to light up over 300,000 households.   The winds sweeping the area start in the Indian Ocean and are channeled through the “Turkana corridor” created by Ethiopian and Kenyan highlands. They blow consistently at 11 miles per hour, making this an...
31-Jul-2019

Interconnection of the Electric Grids of the Nile Equatorial Lakes Countries

31-Jul-2019

Menengai Geothermal Development project

19-Jul-2019

SPN - Kenya - KENOL-SAGANA-MARUA highway improvement project lot 1 & 2

The Government of the Republic of Kenya has applied for financing from the African Development Bank (AfDB) to finance the Kenol-Sagana-Marua Highway Improvement Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for this loan to make eligible payments under the contract for the Construction of: LOT I: Upgrading/Dualling of the Kenol – Sagana (A2) road section (48Km). LOT 2: Upgrading/Dualling of the Sagana-Marua road section (36Km).
18-Jul-2019

Food Balance Sheets - Kenya - 2014-2018 Results

The FBS is a national accounting/statistical framework, presenting a comprehensive picture of the pattern of a country’s food supply during a specified reference period. It is useful in tracking progress against some of the established development goals, such the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It also acts as a monitoring and evaluation tool for national agricultural policies. One of the main applications of FBS is to calculate derived indicators which can be used to analyse a wide range of concepts, including hunger, malnutrition, import dependence and food self-sufficiency. Among the...
18-Jul-2019

Kenya: African Development Bank Group approves $8 million to Credit Bank for SMEs

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 18 July 2019 –The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group on Wednesday approved a $8 million-targeted financing to Kenya’s Credit Bank for lending exclusively to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in construction, agriculture, renewable energy and manufacturing. The loan, which has a five-year maturity with a two-year grace period, marks the first proposal under the Bank’s new initiative to prop-up SMEs in Africa. Credit Bank is privately-owned and dedicated to propelling SMEs’ growth through financing and capacity building initiatives. “It is...
15-Jul-2019

GPN - Kenya - the construction of 132 kV Nanyuki – Rumuruti Underground Cable - Ethiopia – Kenya Electricity highway project

The Government of Kenya (GoK) has received a supplementary financing for the Ethiopia – Kenya Electricity Highway Project from the African Development Bank to finance the construction of the 132 kV Nanyuki – Rumuruti Underground Cable.
10-Jul-2019

SPN – Kenya - Upgrading/Dualling of the Kenol – Sagana - Marua Road (A2) Project - Consultancy Services for Design Review and Construction Supervision of LOT 2

The Government of the Republic of Kenya has applied for financing from the African Development Bank (AfDB) to finance the Upgrading/Dualling of Kenol - Sagana - Marua Road (A2) Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for this loan to make eligible payments under the contract for the Consultancy Services for Design Review and Construction Supervision of LOT 2; Upgrading/Dualling of the Sagana-Marua(A2) Road Section (36Km).
10-Jul-2019

SPN – Kenya - Upgrading/Dualling of the Kenol – Sagana - Marua Road (A2) Project - Consultancy Services for Design Review and Construction Supervision of LOT I

The Government of the Republic of Kenya has applied for financing from the African Development Bank (AfDB) to finance the Upgrading/Dualling of Kenol - Sagana - Marua Road (A2) Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for this loan to make eligible payments under the contract for the Consultancy Services for Design Review and Construction Supervision of LOT I: Upgrading/Dualling of the Kenol – Sagana (A2) Road Section (48Km).
05-Jul-2019

African Legal Support Facility appoints new chairman and two board members

The African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) has bid a fond farewell to the outgoing members of the Management Board, the Chairperson, Dorcas Auma Achapa (Kenya) and Professor Dandi Gnamou (Benin) for their three years of excellent contributions to the organization. Afterwards, the ALSF warmly welcomed two additions to its Management Board – Eva Jhala (Zambia) and Nimatou D. Feliho (Benin). The two will serve for three years. The passing of the torch occurred on 10 and 11 June at the Annual Meetings of the ALSF in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, Jhala is an established Zambian lawyer who...
01-Jul-2019

Working Paper 314 - Within-Season Response to Warmer Temperatures: Defensive Investments by Kenyan Farmers

We present evidence that farmers adjust agricultural inputs in response to withinseason temperature variation, undertaking defensive investments to reduce the adverse agroecological impacts of warmer temperatures. Using panel data from Kenyan maize growing households, we find that higher temperatures early in the growing season increase the use of pesticides, while reducing fertilizer use. Warmer temperatures throughout the season increase weeding effort. These adjustments arise because greater heat increases the incidence of pests, crop diseases and weeds, compelling farmers to divert...
26-Jun-2019

EOI – Kenya - Consultancy services for Detailed Design of Sanitation Infrastructure for Nanyuki town - KTSWSSP

The Government of the Republic of Kenya hasreceived a loan from the African Development Fundtowards the cost ofKenya Towns Sustainable Water and Sanitation Program (KTSWSSP) and intends to apply part of the agreed amount to payments under the contract for consultancy services for Detailed Design of Sanitation Infrastructure for Nanyuki.
26-Jun-2019

EOI – Kenya - Consultancy services for Detailed Design of Loiyangalani Town Water supply and Sanitation Project - KTSWSSP

The Government of the Republic of Kenya hasreceived a loan from the African Development Fundtowards the cost ofKenya Towns Sustainable Water and Sanitation Program (KTSWSSP) and intends to apply part of the agreed amount to payments under the contract for consultancy services for Detailed Design of Loiyangalani Town Water supply and Sanitation Project.
21-Jun-2019

Project Summary Note - Kenya Mortgage Refinance Company (KMRC) – Kenya

Provision of a long-term facility of up to EUR 90mln in the form of a sovereign loan to the Government of Kenya (“GoK”) for on-lending to Kenya Mortgage Refinance Company (KMRC) as a Senior Loan of up to EUR 72 mln and a Subordinated loan of up to EUR 18 mln.The funds from the AfDB will support the GoK endeavors to operationalize KMRC. KMRC will engage in mortgage refinancing through local financial institutions including commercial banks, and Savings and Credit Cooperative Organizations (SACCOS) altogether referred to as Primary Mortgage Lenders (PMLs). It will finance itself in the medium...
18-Jun-2019

The State of Kenya's Private Sector - Recommendations for Government, Development Partners and the Private Sector

A thriving private sector is central to achieving the objectives of Kenya’s Vision 2030. In fact the success of Vision 2030 is largely premised on the role of the private sector in achieving the countries growth objectives and, thereby, creating greater wealth and employment opportunities.
13-Jun-2019

Switzerland gives 3.2 million Swiss francs to African Development Bank’s ‘Boost Africa’ E-Lab and urban development fund

The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs of the Government of the Swiss Confederation (SECO) and the African Development Bank on Thursday signed two agreements to fund African initiatives on the sidelines of the Bank’s 2019 Annual Meetings. SECO contributed 3 million Swiss francs to the Entrepreneurship Lab (E-Lab) for innovative young entrepreneurs and 200,000 Swiss francs to the Urban & Municipal Development Fund for Africa (UMDF), which helps African cities plan and manage urban growth and climate-resilient development by improving governance and basic services. “These days it’...
13-Jun-2019

Kenya: Institutional Support for Tax modernization

From the time of independence in 1963 and up till the mid 7Os, the Kenyan economy enjoyed relatively good economic performance. But from the mid 7Os, the economy, along with most African economies, started to experience major economic difficulties. It was in response to these difficulties that the government launched in 1986, a .. growth-oriented structura! adjustment programme, the contents of which are spelt out in the long-term planning document “Economic Management for Renewed Growth”. The document had, among its goals, the restoration of economic growth, the enhancement of the capability...
23-May-2019

2011-2015 - Eastern Africa-Regional Integration Strategy Paper - Draft Version

Regional Integration is at the core of the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) mandate and is a key priority area in the Bank’s Medium Term Strategy (MTS), 2008-2012. In keeping with this strategic thrust, the Board approved a Regional Integration Strategy (RIS), 2009-2012, in March 2009, which commits the Bank to preparing Regional Integration Strategy Papers (RISPs) to provide an analytical framework for streamlining regional operations (ROs) in the Bank and identify the Regional Public Goods (RPGs) for which the Bank could potentially provide funding support. The timing of the preparation of...