Improving Municipalities' Capacity to Design and Deliver Market Driven Urban Economic Plans

SUED is working in ten municipalities to help them maximise access to economic opportunities through custom made market driven strategies. 


With the programme’s support the municipalities will encourage investment in infrastructure that will catalyse sustainable job creation and income growth for their populations. 


SUED will work with the municipalities to ensure investments are climate smart and to mainstream gender and social exclusion

Supported Municipalities


Eldoret will benefit from SUED’s support towards attainment of its urban economic goals.


SUED will work with the municipality to build its governance and management systems into effective ones that are responsive to the needs of its population.


With the programme’s support, Eldoret will strengthen its public-private partnership resulting in value chain investments.


By working with SUED, it is hoped that Eldoret will drive sustainable regional growth that results in an increase in livelihoods. 

Regional Economic Bloc:  North Rift Economic Bloc


SUED will work with Isiolo to build an enabling environment for sustainable economic development.


The programme will advocate for an increase in municipal and county based public-private- partnerships as a driver for economic growth.


With the programme’s support, Isiolo will identify localised opportunities to help the residents develop resilience in dealing with climatic shocks such as drought. 

Regional Economic Bloc:  Frontier Counties Development Council


Iten will benefit from SUED’s expertise on how to design and adapt infrastructure to local conditions. 


With the programme’s support, Iten will develop and implement urban projects to help the municipality achieve replicable and sustainable positive economic opportunities. 


Working with the municipality SUED will help create opportunities that will increase Iten’s workforce development and promote equitable economic growth.

Regional Economic Bloc: North Rift Economic Bloc


SUED will work with Kathwana to innovate practices that will improve the quality of its urban economic development strategies.


With SUED’s support, the municipality will undertake activities that will create a more dynamic business climate, attract investment and create jobs.


Furthermore, SUED will use varied methods of capacity strengthening of the municipality’s staff to ensure sustainability of the projects supported by the programme. 

Regional Economic Bloc: Mt. Kenya and Aberdares Region Economic Bloc


SUED’s support towards Kerugoya-Kutus will be geared towards helping the municipality to take advantage of its natural resources, demographics and economic networks.


With the programme’s support the municipality will strengthen its rural-urban linkages helping Kerugoya-Kutus to prioritize its urban-market development.


By improving the market linkages between the rural areas and urban areas in the municipality, SUED will help expand the market access increasing production and jobs. 

Regional Economic Bloc: Mt. Kenya and Aberdares Region Economic Bloc


Working with Kisii municipality, SUED will work with the municipal leadership to integrate value chain development into its urban economic planning.


With SUED help the municipality will utilise a systemic approach to sustainable economic development. In addition, SUED will work with the municipal leadership to innovate solutions that are cognizant of local norms and resources. 

Regional Economic Bloc: Lake Region Economic Bloc 


SUED will support Kitui to establish conditions that promote partnerships between public, private, local and international organisations to advance accountable urban economic development approaches.


The programme will work with the municipality to ensure citizen participation in the development of its urban economic plan. As a result, the initiatives developed will improve the municipal’s capacity to become climate resilient. 

Regional Economic Bloc: South Eastern Economic Bloc


With SUED’s support, Lamu will optimize its urban economic opportunities to ensure that they are flexible, adaptive and demand-led.


The programme will work with the municipal and county leadership to develop investment promotion strategies. In addition, SUED will promote public-private dialogue focused on developing opportunities that improve livelihoods in the municipality. 


Lamu will additionally benefit from diversification in its economic activities helping to interconnect the municipality with other economic corridors.

Regional Economic Bloc: Jumuiya ya Kauti za Pwani 


As part of its support to Malindi, SUED will work with the municipality to unlock public and private investment in urban development.

SUED will help Malindi shift toward stable, productive and sustainable jobs that are climate resilient.


The programme will additionally support the municipality to incentivise investment in sustainable urban economic development that supports green growth.

Regional Economic Bloc: Jumuiya ya Kauti za Pwani 


SUED will work with Mandera value chain actors in high potential industries in order to boost value addition. As a result, it’s hoped that jobs will be created, and essential infrastructure developed.


With SUED’s support the municipality will work within the context of devolution to develop plans that resonate with the residents of Mandera.


In addition, the programme will help the municipality improve its local development practices and resilience by coming up with feasible and adaptable solutions. 

Regional Economic Bloc:  Frontier Counties Development Council 
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