Combating poverty, overcoming hunger and disease, strengthening education, promoting democracy and peace, realising human rights and equal opportunities, preserving our environment and resources - these are objectives that can only be achieved jointly by the international community. Within the framework of its development policy, the German Federal Government contributes to these objectives and strives for achieving jointly the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Kenya plays an important role as a partner country of the German Development Cooperation. During the government negotiations held in 2013, there was a commitment of a total of 138 million Euros as new funds for the period of 2014-2016. 106.5 million Euros account for the Financial Cooperation channelled through the KfW Development Bank and 31.5 million Euros for Technical Cooperation implemented through GIZ.
In 2013 the following priority areas of development cooperation were agreed during the government negotiations:
Further areas of cooperation are:
In addition, Germany supports projects in terms of the development-oriented emergency/ transitional aid and humanitarian aid, as well as activities of political foundations, church organizations and civil society. Overall, the Official Development Assistance (ODA) for Kenya amounts up to 263 million USD per year (2011/2012). Among the bilateral donors in Kenya, Germany is currently ranked at the 2ndplace.
Besides bilateral cooperation, the Federal Government of Germany is also engaged at multilateral/ international level for Kenya, for example in the context of the EU development cooperation and by supporting regional and international organisations such as the United Nations, the World Bank and the African Development Bank. All three levels - bilateral, European and multilateral cooperation – are important pillars of the German Development Cooperation.