Supporting Municipalities to Develop Sustainable Urban Economic Plans that Attract Investment for Climate Resilient Infrastructure and Value Chain Projects
Urban Economic Planning
SUED is working with local institutional authorities at the county and municipal level to design and implement urban economic development plans.
The urban economic plans integrate market based approaches into the counties integrated plans emphasising the potential of value chain development. With SUED’s support municipalities will learn how to assimilate regional economic corridor development initiatives into County urban economic planning.
As a result, the plans will support economic corridor planning, agro-clustering, industrial park development, special economic zones and technopole development. The plans will be tailor made for each municipality and will be responsive to the needs of the local population.
The programme has completed the development of the UEPs for Eldoret,Isiolo, Iten, Kathwana, Kerugoya-Kutus, Kisii, Kitui, Malindi and Mandera.
The programme is providing technical assistance to support municipalities to develop and implement investment promotion strategies that draw in investment including public private partnerships (PPPs).
The investment is aimed at funding commercially bankable climate resilient infrastructure and value chains that will be identified in specific municipal urban economic plans.
With SUED’s support, municipal staff are receiving technical assistance to enhance their capacity for planning, investment, value chain and municipal management.
As a result, they will be able to sustain SUED’s programmatic efforts. This will enable the municipality to better manage their climate resilient infrastructure and promote investment in resulting in efficient and equitable development.
The programme has set aside part of its funding to de-risk investments that are commercially robust and strategically targeted to incentivise the public and private sector to partner with supported municipalities to help them achieve their urban economic goals
Cross- Cutting Themes
SUED's work with municipalities is geared towards gender and social inclusivity through enterprise development activities that will enhance employability of marginalised populations. The programme will additionally ensure that it encourages economic development that is resileint to climate change.