DFID Plans To Create Over 100,000 Jobs in Kenya

The main goal of the UK DFID (‘Department for International Development’)  is to eliminate poverty in developing countries. This is why it has focused on offering humanitarian assistance to Kenya. The goal for DFID in Kenya is to make significant improvements in the area of health, and education. It also wants to boost the private sector in order to create more jobs. In fact,  DFID plans to create over 100,000 jobs in Kenya before the end of 2015.

According to the DFID operation plan for 2015 and 2016, the department will pump 30 million dollars in wealth creation projects across Kenya. These projects will include , financial access, market development and infrastructure development which are aimed at enabling the Kenyan economy grow at a rate of a 10%.

By doing these projects, DFID hopes to push Kenya into attaining a middle income status. This plan could be a double victory for Kenya which appears to be enjoying a warmer relationship with its traditional trading partners as well as facilitating job creation in a country that is currently grappling with a 40% unemployment rate.