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Distributing School Uniforms to Children in Kenya

In Kenya, access to education has been uneven. In the two decades after independence, the country made steady progress toward equal education opportunities. In the 1990s, this trend reversed significantly as the costs of education were largely pushed from the government to households. By the 2002 presidential elections, the opposition party ran on a platform of universal primary education, among other issues, and won the election. International donors, long absent because of poor governance and systemic corruption, reengaged in the education sector.


Aurelio Menéndez

Aurelio Menéndez is the World Bank's Practice Manager for the East Africa transport sector. As part of his duties he supervises key regional research and transport projects. Dr.

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Geothermal Energy Powering Kenya's Future: Menengai Geothermal Field Development Facilitated by Public-Private Partnerships

Development challenge: Secure a reliable, sustainable, and affordable power supply to meet current and future demand. Kenya’s electricity supply has long been heavily dependent on large hydropower, accounting for almost half of the country’s installed capacity.

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Strengthening Health Systems Management under Decentralization in Kenya

JICA’s technical cooperation project in Kenya, “Strengthening Management for Health in Nyanza Province” (hereafter, the Project) ran from July 2009 to June 2013.