Kenya

Flag of KenyaKenya, officially the Republic of Kenya, is a sovereign state in East Africa. The capital and largest city is Nairobi. Kenya lies on the equator with the Indian Ocean to the south-east, Tanzania to the south, Uganda to the west, South Sudan to the north-west, Ethiopia to the north and Somalia to the north-east. Kenya covers 581,309 km2 (224,445 sq mi) and has a population of about 44 million in July 2012.The country is named after Mount Kenya, the second highest mountain in Africa.
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Crisis, conflict, peacebuilding and security

  • The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher dedicated to being a resource for its members, government officials, business executives, journalists, educators and students, civic and religious leaders, and other interested citizens in order to help them better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries. Council on Foreign Relations
  • The International Institute for Strategic Studies is a world-leading authority on global security, political risk and military conflict.International Institute for Strategic Studies
  • IPIS is an independent research institute providing tailored information, analysis and capacity enhancement to support those actors who want to realize a vision of durable peace, sustainable development and the fulfillment of human rights.IPIS Research
  • Security Council Report’s mission is to advance the transparency and effectiveness of the UN Security Council. Security Council Report
  • OCHA is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort. The OCHA Humanitarian Data Exchange lets you find, share and use humanitarian data, all in one placeHumanitarian Data Exchange
  • GDACS is a cooperation framework between the United Nations, the European Commission and disaster managers worldwide to improve alerts, information exchange and coordination in the first phase after major sudden-onset disasters.Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System
  • PreventionWeb is a collaborative knowledge sharing platform on disaster risk reduction (DRR), managed by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR). The site offers a range of knowledge products and services to facilitate the work of DRR professionals.Preventionweb
  • The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) provides innovative learning solutions to individuals, organizations and institutions to enhance global decision-making and support country-level action for shaping a better future. In the UNITAR map library, you can find products and data produced by UNOSAT in response to natural disasters and crisis around the world since 2004 – it is sorted by country and then event code.UNITAR Maps
  • The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) provides innovative learning solutions to individuals, organizations and institutions to enhance global decision-making and support country-level action for shaping a better future. In the UNITAR map library, you can find products and data produced by UNOSAT in response to natural disasters and crisis around the world since 2004 – it is sorted by country and then event code.UNITAR Horn of Africa Maps
  • The UN-SPIDER programme aims to be a gateway to space information for disaster management support, by serving as a bridge to connect the disaster management, risk management and space communities and by being a facilitator of capacity-building and institutional strengthening, in particular for developing countries. UN-SPIDER is being implemented as an open network of providers of space-based solutions to support disaster management activities.UN-SPIDER Knowledge Portal

Economy

  • Agentschap NL helpt u bij het oriënteren op buitenlandse markten. Op onze landenpagina’s vindt u informatie over de economische situatie, politiek, wetgeving en belangrijke instanties in een land. Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend NL (Dutch)
  • The UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Competitive Industrial Performance Index (CIP) country profiles (PDF). Website: http://stat.unido.org/cip/Competitive Industrial Performance Index
  • The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) is a free trade area with twenty member states stretching from Libya to Swaziland. COMESA was formed in December 1994, replacing a Preferential Trade Area which had existed since 1981.Common Market for East and Southern Africa
  • The Collaborative Africa Budget Reform Initiative (CABRI) is an intergovernmental organisation that provides a platform for peer learning and exchange for African ministries of finance, budget and planning. The Budgets in Africa section provides up-to-date and regular information on African national budgets. Here you will be able to access publicly available budget documentation for African countries, since 2010.Collaborative Africa Budget Reform Initiative
  • The East African Community (EAC) is an intergovernmental organisation composed of six countries in the African Great Lakes region in eastern Africa: Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. The EAC is an integral part of the African Economic Community.East African Community
  • The legal currency used in this country (Wikipedia).National currency (Wiki)
  • The Central Bank of this country.National Central Bank
  • The UN Statistics Division (UNSD) has created these interactive visualizations of downloadable time-series data that reflect the very latest trade data available in UN Comtrade. In addition, to the extent possible, the data gaps were estimated and flagged accordingly. Countries’ export and import data are displayed in a world map that is color-coded by trade intensity and visualizations of trade balances, top trading partners, top traded commodities, etc. and it can be further customized by selecting individual or multiple countries, regions and/or commodities, and period.UN Comtrade data explorer
  • Resourcetrade.earth has been developed by Chatham House to enable users to explore the fast-evolving dynamics of international trade in natural resources, the sustainability implications of such trade, and the related interdependencies that emerge between importing and exporting countries and regions.International resource trade

Development

  • Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, is an independent policy institute based in London. Chatham House
  • Spotlight on Kenya is a comprehensive source of Kenya's financial resource flow data at the sub-national (county) level, alongside indicators on poverty, population, education,health, water, hygiene and sanitation. It highlights the geographical variance in sector performance and financial resources, and seeks to answer whether resources are allocated according to need. Explore the country picture by selecting topics and click on a county for an in-depth profile.Spotlight on Kenya
  • The Indices of Social Development (ISD) hosted by ISS brings together 200 indicators, synthesising them into a usable set of measures to track how different societies perform along six dimensions of social development (data available for download as .slx, .csv, or .odf)ISS Indices of Social Development
  • The UNESCO transparency portal has been designed to enable public access to information about the Organization's activities across sectors, countries, and regions, accompanied by some detail on budgetary and donor information. UNESCO transparency portal
  • The Country Information Portal provides overview and consolidation to more than 80 countries. The individual country contributions are subdivided into five subject areas and thus cover a broad spectrum of relevant aspects of international cooperation. This information is supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), as part of the project "Key Qualifications for International Cooperation". In German.LIPortal country information (German)
  • Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, is an independent policy institute based in London. Its mission is to help build a sustainably secure, prosperous and just world. Chatham House carries out independent and rigorous analysis of critical global, regional and country-specific challenges and opportunities. UK Royal Institute of International Affairs
  • The SDG Knowledge Hub is an online resource center for news and commentary regarding the implementation of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDG Knowledge Hub is managed by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), which is fully responsible for its content. SDG Knowledge Hub
  • The SDG Index and Dashboards Report provides a report card for country performance on the historic Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SDG Index and Dashboards
  • The World Bank SDG dashboards present data from the World Development Indicators (WDI) that help to monitor the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but they are not always the official indicators for SDG monitoring. WDI Sustainable Development Goals

Food, water, land and health

  • UNFPA works in more than 150 countries and territories that are home to the vast majority of the world’s people. Its mission: to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. This website provides data on population, pregnancy, birth, health and more.UN Population Fund
  • African Health Stats is an innovative data site that allows you to chart, map and compare key health indicators across all 55 African Union member states. All data is taken from officially-recognised international sources.African Health Stats
  • The DHS Program provides decision makers and program managers with the information necessary to plan, monitor and evaluate population, health, and nutrition programs.USAID Democratic and Health Surveys

Other data and statistics

  • The database currently contains data about UNHCR's populations of concern from the year 1951 up to 2017 and you can use it to investigate different aspects of these populations: their general composition by location of residence or origin, their status (refugees, asylum seekers, internally displaced persons, etc.), their evolution over time, and so on.UNHCR Population Statistics
  • UNCTADSTAT country profiles are selections of key economic statistics by country. They include a wide range of internationally comparable indicators allowing users to compare statistics across countries. The maritime profiles provide a basic snapshot of a country's situation regarding maritime transport and international trade, facilitating convenient cross-country comparisons.UNCTAD statistics maritime profiles
  • The Population Reference Bureau (USA) analyzes demographic data and research to provide objective, accurate, and up-to-date population information in accessible formats.Population Reference Bureau Intl. data
  • Data dashboards on Economy, Energy, Demographics etc. for the COMESA member countries.COMESA Data Dashboards
  • The Global Slavery Index provides a map, country by country, of the estimated prevalence of modern slavery, together with information about the steps each government has taken to respond to this issue. This information allows an objective comparison and assessment of both the problem and adequacy of the response in 167 countries.Global Slavery Index

Publications

  • Is an online index of articles published in Nairobi newspapers on culture, law/ governance, reproductive health and other topics. The Kenya indexing project
  • Offers bibliographic information on theses and dissertations from 1900 to 1998 based on research carried out on or in Kenya. Kenyan resources database
  • Compilation of materials from the social sciences and humanities consisting of four sections: Reviews, Bibliography, Statistics and Open-Access Publications. This Portal is a service provided by the African Studies Centre Leiden (ASCL) for students, researchers, development workers, government officials and others with an interest in the region.Kenya Coast information portal
  • EADI, the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes, is the leading European network in the field of development research and training. The EADI Research Monitor is a publication database for development research.EADI Research Monitor

Movies and images

  • Africa in the Photobook is a website initiated in 2015 by photographer and (photo)historian Ben Krewinkel. The website is about the changing visual representation of Africa as expressed through the medium of the photobook. By showcasing book spreads the books become partly accessible to a wider public and function as a platform for students, collectors and experts to talk about the content of the books. Africa in the Photobook
  • The David Coulson Africa Heritage Collection represents several decades of photographic documentation beginning in the 1980s. Featured in this collection are images capturing the cultural heritage of various sites, including the ritual art of the Stone Churches of Lalibela and various ruins in Niger and coastal Kenya, and ritual and everyday social practices within these contexts, including everyday life in the Kalahari Desert, a major Rock Art landscape.David Coulson Africa Heritage Collection
  • The Lamu Island Collection of the Trust for African Rock Art (TARA) includes photographs taken by David Coulson. These images depict Swahili life and culture, a culture which has been evolving since the 7th century, AD. Lamu, one of Kenya's original Swahili settlements, is located in the Lamu Archipelago, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Photographs of Lamu Island Collection

News about Kenya

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[Nation] A total of 26,597 teachers are racing against time to...
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[Nation] Jubilee Party secretary-general Raphael Tuju on Monday...
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[Nation] Kenya is experiencing unfavourable weather conditions...
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Parliament, Analysts Blame Treasury For Kenya's Ballooning Debt...
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Death, Destruction Continue as Rains Pound Country...
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Mwangi is Kenya's Most Common Surname, New Study Shows...
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Kenya will give the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (...
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Business Daily columnist Douglas Kiereini is incorrect when he states...
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From the look of it, the BBI (Building Bridges Initiative) report is...
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Realtor Cytonn Investments has launched Kenya’s first regulated fund...
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Moody’s review of 12 markets shows Kenyan lenders are the second most...
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The private sector has called on the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) to...
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It is currently not possible for a single airline to serve the whole...
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Kenya is set to officially commission its first ultra-modern cruise...
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Access to reliable transport in more than a third of counties in...