Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning for the Sustainable Urban Economic Development (SUED) Programme
Service line: Economic Development / Planning, Transport and Infrastructure
Project: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning for the DFID Kenya Sustainable Urban Economic Development (SUED) Programme
UrbanEmerge Consultant: Andreas Beavor - Urban Technical Lead
Partner organisation: ITAD
Dates: 12/2018 - 12/2022
UrbanEmerge is part of the ITAD team providing the monitoring, evaluation and learning for this 5 year, £75 million programme to help secondary cities and town in Kenya to better plan and implement climate smart and inclusive economic growth. Kenya is urbanising rapidly and by 2050, almost half the population in Kenya is expected to live in urban areas. Poorly planned urbanisation is failing to transform into more productive economies and better quality of life for inhabitants. Informal conditions and poor quality infrastructure are causing urban settlements and livelihoods to be highly vulnerable to environmental shocks linked to climate change.
SUED is supporting municipal authorities in 10 urban areas to target economic sectors and value chains and to support their sustainable and inclusive growth. A key feature of SUED is improving the business and investment environment in the selected cities and facilitating private sector investment into resilient infrastructure and value chains.