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Kenya: Assessment of Kayole-Soweto Informal Settlement

Nairobi Informal Settlement
Nairobi Informal Settlement; photo by Nina_R / Flickr (CC 2.0)


This activity, in collaboration with the Bank’s Urban and Water teams, will undertake an assessment in Kayole Soweto, an informal settlement in Nairobi, which has benefited from multiple GPRBA and other World Bank programs. While most residents in Kayole-Soweto remain below the poverty line, the community has seen significant economic growth over the last few years. This assessment will draw on the perspectives of residents to illustrate how improved access to basic services has had a catalytic and synergistic effect on jobs, women’s empowerment, and improved quality of life. The grant is linked to the World Bank’s Second Kenya Informal Settlements Improvement Project, which is currently being prepared. The assessment will be undertaken in FY21.