Kenya - Competitiveness and Economic Recovery Support Programme II (CERSP-II)

Project Summary

Approval Date 29 Jun 2022
Signature Date 29 Aug 2022
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2023
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Multi-Sector
DAC Sector Code 11330
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 70,362,962.2
Status Implementation

Project General Description

Competitiveness and Economic Recovery Support Programme II (CERSP-II) is the second phase of the two-year programmatic operation covering fiscal years from 2020/21 to 2022/23. It concerns the strengthen resilience and support inclusive post-pandemic economic recovery through improved economic governance and enhanced industrial development and competitiveness. The key outputs of the CERSP-II are (i) anti-money laundering frameworks strengthened; (ii) E-Government procurement advanced; (iii) fiscal commitment and contingent liabilities framework enhanced; (iv) monitoring of state owned enterprises improved; (v) increased budgetary allocations towards the development of special economic zones (SEZs); (vi) monitoring public investment management enhanced; (vii) single registry for social protection implemented; and (viii) universal access to affordable and quality health services advanced.

Project Objectives

The overarching development objective of CERP-II is to continue to strengthen resilience and to support inclusive post-COVID-19 pandemic economic recovery through improved economic governance and enhanced industrial development and competitiveness. CERP-II aims to deepen support to Kenya’s medium term development agenda by placing emphasis on: (i) enhancing fiscal performance; (ii) strengthening industrial development and competitiveness; and (iii) promoting economic and social inclusion by supporting the development of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME), social protection coverage, and women’s empowerment.


The beneficiaries of the programme remain the same as under the CERSP-I. The direct beneficiaries are: The National Treasury; the Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Cooperative; the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection; the Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs; the Ministry of Health; Kenya Revenue Authority; Public Procurement Regulatory Authority; and Micro and Small Enterprises Authority. The private sector will also benefit from improved investment opportunities in industry (including in SEZs), and PPP transactions. The MSMEs will equally benefit from improved policy framework, access to affordable finance, and research and development. The programme will ultimately indirectly benefit all citizens of Kenya as enhanced fiscal performance will help to expand fiscal space for pro-poor spending and expansion of the COVID19 vaccination program which is the foundation for quick economic recovery.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank


IATI identifier 46002-P-KE-K00-010
Last Update 24 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Angelique UMUBYEYI

Geographic Location

Country Kenya
Coordinates Location Name
-1.28333 36.83333 Nairobi