Development Cooperation

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Development Cooperation

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 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Kenya plays an important role as a partner country of the German Development Cooperation. During the government negotiations held in 2016, there was a commitment of a total of 252,35 million Euros as new funds for the period of 2017-2018.

In 2016 the following priority areas of development cooperation were agreed during the government negotiations:

Agriculture and Rural Development

Health Care

Youth Employment and TVET

Water and Sanitation

Further areas of cooperation are:

Good Governance

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

In addition, Germany supports projects in terms of humanitarian aid, as well as activities of political foundations, church organizations and civil society. Among the bilateral donors in Kenya, Germany is currently ranked at the 5th place:

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.

German Embassy

Moving forward together: Somali-German Development Consultations successfully concluded

Consultations on development cooperation between the Government of the Federal Republic of Somalia and the Federal Republic of Germany came to a successful closure in Mogadishu on 29 August 2017.

Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Assistance

Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)


Find more general information on Germany's development cooperation as well as on Kenya-specific topics on the BMZ website.

The Federal States ("Länder") and development policy

The German Federal States ("Bundesländer") have been active players in development policy for more than 50 years. Under the following link, you can find out more about their development-oriented activities and partnerships.

General Factsheet on Kenyan-German Development Cooperation

Factsheet: Private Sector Development