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Advancing socio-economic development through the “Big Four”

Access to new resource related to solving global problems added to PMWL

Resource provided by Daisy Ogutu

30 April 2020 – Kisumu, Kenya – Access to a new resource has been added to the PM World Library (PMWL) related to solving global human and social problems. The new resource is titled ‘Republic of Kenya’s Third Medium Term Plan for the period 2018-2022’, a document by The Government of the Republic of Kenya published in 2018.

Kenya’s Vision 2030 was launched in June 2008 aiming to transform Kenya into an industrialized upper middle-income economy offering high quality of life to its citizens by 2030. The vision is being implemented through successive 5-year Medium Term Plans (MTPs) with 2018-2022 being the 3rd MTP period. The first two MTPs showed substantial progress which vary across sectors and regions. The plan prioritizes policies, programs and projects which will support the implementation of the nations “Big Four” agenda which are: Manufacturing, food security, healthcare and affordable housing. The plan has mainstreamed and will implement the 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as outlined in the UN 2030 agenda for sustainable development.

Kenya’s foreign policy is anchored on 5 interlinked pillars of diplomacy that characterize her bilateral and multilateral engagements. These pillars are peace, economic, diaspora, environmental and cultural aspects which are discussed in detail in the report. MTP II targeted making Kenya rank among the top 50 countries in both the ease of doing business and the Global Competitiveness Index (GCI). Kenya’s position has risen from 129 to position 80 according to the World Bank. Some of the flagship programs and projects include: expansion and modernization of aviation facilities, expansion of railway transport, decongestion of cities and urban areas, expanding roads, maintenance and safety programs, improved power supply among others.

Due to the limited fiscal space, implementation of the MTP III will leverage on private sector investments through Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs). In the implementation of the vision 2030, 3 thematic areas have been identified: HIV/AIDS, climate change and disaster risk management.

To access this new resource, go to the solving global human and social problems section of the library at click on economic development, scroll down to resource. Free access to all but if you are not yet a library member, please consider registering for the Free 30 Day Trial.

This new resource provided through the PMWL university research internship program; to learn more, click here