UNFPA Kenya

Despite steady economic growth, rich cultural and biological diversity and a strong tourist industry, almost half of Kenya’s people live in poverty. Addressing the country’s rapid population growth – close to 3 per cent per year -- is seen as key to sustainable development, as outlined in the national planning strategy known as Kenya Vision 2030. UNFPA’s contribution includes strengthening reproductive health services, improving supply chains for contraceptives, advocacy against gender-based violence, and facilitating integration of population dynamics into policy formulation.

Data overview View more

Population

  • Population aged 0-14

  • Population aged 15-64

  • Population aged 65+

Maternal and newborn health

  • Births attended by skilled health personnel

Sexual and reproductive health

  • CPR any method

  • Unmet need

Education

Fertility

Total fertility rate, per woman, 2010-2015

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth (years), 2010-2015

Harmful Practices

Child marriage by age 18, per cent, 2006-2017

  • Child marriage by age 18

Demographic Dividend: Kenya View more

Population Pyramid

Population in thousands

Life Expectancy

Total fertility rate

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Year: 2018
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Source: United Nations, Population Division, World Population Prospects: 2017 Revision
Key results of Kenya in 2018 View more

Out-of-school comprehensive sexuality education

A national mechanism or strategy was in place to deliver out-of-school comprehensive sexuality education in accordance with international standards

Minimum Initial Services Package

778 Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package

Life skills programmes for girls

114882 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

24 Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls

Child, early and forced marriage

17556 Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Female genital mutilation

24800 Girls and women received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to female genital mutilation

Community declarations on harmful practices

15 Communities made public declarations to eliminate harmful practices, with support from UNFPA, including child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation

Essential services for gender-based violence survivors

10140 Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package

Out-of-school comprehensive sexuality education

A national mechanism or strategy was in place to deliver out-of-school comprehensive sexuality education in accordance with international standards

Minimum Initial Services Package

778 Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package

Life skills programmes for girls

114882 Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes

Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

24 Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls

Child, early and forced marriage

17556 Girls received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to child, early, and forced marriage

Female genital mutilation

24800 Girls and women received, with support from UNFPA, prevention, protection services, and/or care related to female genital mutilation

Community declarations on harmful practices

15 Communities made public declarations to eliminate harmful practices, with support from UNFPA, including child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation

Essential services for gender-based violence survivors

10140 Women and girls who were subjected to violence have accessed the essential services package
Expenditure View more

Programme activities

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  • Non - core

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