Country or Region: Kenya

Sector: Joint Programming

Client: European Commission

This technical assistance has facilitated the EU and EU Member State contribution to Kenya’s development agenda through the implementation of Joint Programming covering the period 2018-2022. The programming is closely aligned to the Government of Kenya’s Third Medium-Term Plan 2018-2022, the “Big Four Agenda” and the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the African Union Agenda 2063.
The specific objectives of this technical assistance were:

  1. to undertake an evaluation of the key lessons learnt, progress, achievements and challenges from the first phase of Joint Programming in Kenya and;
  2. to assist EU Development Partners involved in Joint Programming in Kenya to prepare a second phase of Joint Programming for the 2018-2022 period.

This project was implemented by Cardno in partnership with VJW International.

The main output of this technical assistance is a Joint Cooperation Strategy with an envelope of €4.5 billion for the period 2018-2022, which includes the indicative financial commitments of the EU, the European Investment Bank (EIB), Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Slovak Republic, Sweden, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. In parallel, this Joint Cooperation Strategy is further supported by Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Greece, Poland, Portugal, Romania and Spain, who do not have active cooperation portfolios but engage with Kenya on other levels and are actively involved in the different parts of the political and policy dialogue of the EU with the Government of Kenya.

The EU JCS 2018-2022 with Kenya was officially launched on 12 November 2018.

You can download the final version of the Joint Cooperation Strategy here:

You can also take a look at the media coverage of the launch of the JCS here: