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Economic Empowerment Program

United Nations Development Program

Development Organization

Ministry of The National Treasury and Planning

Implementing Partner

1 March 2013 31 December 2018

Project Timeline


Project Budget

Project target


  • Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock & Fisheries
  • Ministry of Education
  • Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives
  • Micro and Small Enterprise Authority
  • Youth Enterprise Development Fund
  • Kenya Association of Manufacturers
  • Kenya Investment Authority
  • Kenya National Chamber of
    Commerce & Industry
  • Kenya Private Sector Alliance
  • Housing Finance Foundation
  • County Governments of Kwale, Taita Taveta, Marsabit, Turkana)



The overall outcomes are to enhance and mainstream poor and vulnerable in institutional and policy frameworks and empower them as economic agents by enhancing entrepreneurship, vocational skills, promoting value chain development and business models.


  • Access to Business Development Services through the County Biashara Centres which area one stop business development services and capacity building centre for entrepreneurs to incubate their businesses. The centres have already been launched in Kwale, Taita Taveta and Marsabit Counties.
  • Inclusive Business & Value Chain Development This component supports value chain approaches as well as the development and testing of innovative business models for the poor and vulnerable through better understanding of the economic potential of various products especially in agriculture and livestock as well as in artisanal mining. It also seeks to increase access to industry responsive skills approaches improved through Business Call to Action initiatives
  • Vocational, Industrial and Technical Training Potential for increased access to industry/market responsive skills and employability improved through the (i) development of a National Occupational Qualifications Framework for 5 sectors (ii) review of curriculum in 4 trade areas


  • Kwale
  • Marsabit
  • Taita Taveta
  • Turkana

Key Focus Areas: 

  • Employment
  • Policy development
  • TVET curriculum reform
  • Capacity building
  • Youth technical skills training


  • Agriculture
  • Education


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