Inclusive green growth in the Kenyan drylands
Green growth promises to provide the economic incentives that resource-dependent dryland communities need to achieve sustainable inclusive economic development. Kenya’s current devolution process provides an opportunity for green economic planning in the arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs) to be informed by local people’s perspectives on needs, priorities, resource conditions and trends, but aligning the necessary institutions and interventions to drive inclusive green growth still poses a challenge.
The main aim of the study “Inclusive green growth in Kenya: opportunities in the dryland water and rangeland sectors” (2015, 50pp) was to assess the drivers of change in Kenya’s ASAL areas, with an emphasis on water, rangeland management and livestock enterprise development, to inform Danida’s Green Growth and Employment Programme in Kenya 2015–20 on principles that may foster inclusive green growth through support to the Water Services Trust Fund and the Northern Rangeland Trust. The one-month study was based on several key-informant interviews and a desk review of available documents.