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Developing Kenya's Emerging 

Municipalities into Strategic 

Green Growth Hubs 

SUED is a £70 million, six-year programme supported by the UK Government through the Foreign,Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).


The programme supports 12 fast growing municipalities to develop sustainable urban economic plans and attract investment for critical infrastructure and value chain projects.


SUED's Strategic Approach

SUED is geared towards supporting market-driven growth in its 12 supported municipalities to aid them to become economically viable centers of sustainable urban development.


We are working with supported municipalities to help them attract investment for critical climate-resilient infrastructure and value chain projects.  We are doing this through partnering with both the public and private sector to improve urban economic planning, business environment reforms and developing bankable urban investments. 


SUED is hopeful that in doing so supported municipalities will have an enabling environment for economic growth that is inclusive and sustainable.

SUED's Funding 

SUED is funded by the UK Government through the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). The programme's funding is channeled through two mechanisms:

Seed Fund: Part of the programme fund will be utilised to support infrastructural development and value chain projects. The seed funding will be demand led and based on the projects identified in the respective municipal urban economic plans

This is an equivalent of up to Kes 4.5 billion to be shared among the twelve supported municipalities

Technical Assistance: Each municipality will receive and equivalent of up to KES 400 million of technical support across the programme's implementation period

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Programme Partners

SUED is funded by the UK Government through the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

Strategic Partner

SUED is working closely with the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development as well as the Council of Governors (CoG) to implement the programme 

Donor Partner