Kenya Urban Support Program (WB-P156777)

  • Kenya
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jul 26, 2017
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  • Infrastructure
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 300.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 300.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Aug 29, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Apr 17, 2016

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Project Description
The objective of the Urban Support Program Project is to establish and strengthen urban institutions to deliver improved infrastructure and services in participating counties in Kenya. Economic growth has been accompanied by rapid urbanization. Nonetheless Kenya remains under-urbanized. This means Kenya can still leverage the benefits of 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. Kenya Vision 2030 highlights rapid urbanization as one of four key challenges facing the country. Within the over-arching framework of vision 2030, the urbanization component of the Second Medium Term Plan (MTP2) 2013-17 aims to facilitate a sustainable urbanization process through an integrated urban and regional planning management framework of Kenyan urban centers and towns. Aligned to that goal, the MTP identifies a series of investment programs to enhance infrastructure, connectivity and accessibility, safety and security. Developing the basic institutions required for effective urban management is critical to deliver these investments and for urbanization to contribute to sustainable growth in Kenya.
Investment Description

Contact Information
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