Kenya

Nairobi is the headquarters duty station for the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) the United Nations agency mandated with ensuring better urban future by promoting socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements development and the achievement sustainable development goal 11 (SDG 11). Although the mandate of UN-Habitat is global, the agency has placed special emphasis on working for the benefit of the host country through contributing to Kenya’s development priorities in a variety of ways. UN-Habitat Regional Office in Africa (ROAf) located in Nairobi, Kenya, is supporting priorities of member states and governments to achieve sustainable urban development. Implementation of Kenya programmes is carried out within the ROAf.

“Delivering As One” under the United Nations Development Assistance Framework for Kenya (UNDAF 2014-2018)

Since late 1997, UN-Habitat has responded to Kenya’s development needs through the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), a system through which UN agencies in Kenya articulate the UN vision for Kenya, mainstream the UN vision into Government’s development blueprint (Kenya Vision 2030) and collectively support Kenya’s development priorities in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

 

Fact Sheet

Category

Indicator

Value

Geography
and Demographics

 

Total Surface area1

Water 11,230 Sq. Km

National Parks 25,334 Sq. Km

Others 546,082 Sq. Km

 

582,646 Sq. Kilometers

Population

46,748,617[1]

Population density

79.2

Capital city and population

Nairobi, 3,138,000m

Annual population growth

2.11

Rate of urbanization

4.3%

Annual urban population growth

2.3%

Annual rural population growth

-0.2%

Poverty
and Human
Development

 

Human Development Index (HDI)

0.535[2]

Income Level

Medium Income

Poverty Headcount Ratio at National poverty line (2005)

45.9

Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

USD 55.24 billion

GDP per Capita

USD 632.36

Gross National Income (GNI)

USD 123.3 billion

GNI per Capita

USD 930

Water
and Sanitation

Access to improved water source (2012)

82%

Access to improved sanitation (2012)4

30%

Urban population with access to improved water source

27%

Urban population with access to improved sanitation

31%

1 Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS), Kenya Facts and Figures 2014
2 UNDESA
3 Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (2014). Kenya Facts and Figures
4 The World Bank Group (2015) World Development Indicators

Main Donors

Kenya, Japan, EUC, Sweden, BASF AG, ADB Bank, Italy