Kenya Urban Support Program Project

Post on 28 August 2019
by Super User

Kenya Vision 2030 highlights rapid urbanization as one of four key challenges facing the country. However, Kenya is still under-urbanized. Therefore there is potential to leverage urbanization for improving economic opportunities and living conditions. The Government of Kenya has recognized the need to manage urbanization as part of its overall development strategy.

World Bank through KUSP seeks to support the implementation of the Kenya Urban Programme (KenUP), which is the Kenya government’s development strategy emanating from and giving life to the Kenyan National Urban Development Policy (NUDP).

The program is designed to run for five years and aims to establish and strengthen urban institutions to deliver public goods and services for the three urban areas in Migori County namely Rongo, Awendo & Migori. This is done taking cognizance of the role played by urban areas as engines of economic growth, prosperity and modernization. Upon its implementation, the county will be able to tap on the potential of urbanization for sustainable development.

Project Implementation Strategy

Expenditure areas

The expenditure is divided into two themes i.e. Urban Institutional Grant & Urban Development Grant.

Under the UIG the county will get a grant of 50 Million while in the UDG, the towns will be awarded different amounts with Rongo, Awendo & Migori getting

1,639,360, 2,174,840 & 1324680 USD annually respectively.


UIG Expenditures

  • Urban planning activities
  • Training costs (e.g., for Municipal Board members or other relevant county staff)
  • Workshops and learning events
  • Meeting costs, including local travel allowances, refreshments (e.g., related to the development of Municipal Charter and other urban planning activities)
  • Experience sharing and peer-learning activities with other counties
  • Incremental office operating costs (stationery, etc.)
  • Office equipment and furniture (for urban boards and administrations), and
  • Short term consultancy costs (e.g. related to the establishment and strengthening of urban institutions).

UDG Expenditures

  • Waste management (liquid and solid).
  • Storm water drainage.
  • Connectivity (roads, non-motorized transport facilities, and street and security lights).
  • Urban social and economic infrastructure (urban greenery and public spaces) and
  • Fire and disaster management.