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Kenya

The World Bank’s work in Kenya supports the government’s Vision 2030 development strategy, which aims to accelerate sustainable growth, reduce inequality, and manage resource scarcity. The largest share of World Bank commitments is in infrastructure (transport, energy, water and telecommunications) followed by agriculture and rural development.

Population
39.802 Million
GDP per capita
$759
GDP growth
5.6%
Life Expectancy
54
Income Level
Low
Poverty Ratio
46.6 %
Country Portfolio
Active Bank projects 24
Proposed Bank projects 6
Start of Bank partnership Feb 1964
Total Bank Investment 7,070 ($ billions)

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Country Data
year 2008
87.0%
Literacy rate, adult total (% of people ages 15 and above)
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Navigating the storm, delivering the promise.

Navigating the storm, delivering the promise

Launch of the Kenya Economic Update on December 8, 2012 in Nairobi, Kenya.

Water and Women in Kenya

Kenya is trying to bring water closer to people and free up women for activities other than collecting water.
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Feb 13, 2012 New World Bank Evaluation Shows Early Childhood Programs Help Children Thrive and Learn More in Rural Africa (Press Release)
Feb 08, 2012 The World Bank and Fotopedia Launch New App; “Women Of The World” Now Available on your Iphone or Ipad (Press Release)
Feb 07, 2012 Africa Loses Billions in Potential Trade Earnings, Falls Short of Vast Promise in Cross-Border Business―New World Bank Report (Press Release)
   
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