Kenya

Background Information

Region

Sub-Saharan Africa

World Bank income group

Lower middle income

Percent of population aged 10-24

33% (UNFPA, 2020)

Total primary school age population (both sexes)

8,318,181 (UIS, 2020)

Total secondary school age population (both sexes)

7,686,730 (UIS, 2020)

Proportion of women aged 20-24 years who were married or in a union before age 18 (% of women aged 20-24)

23%

Source: UNSDG, 2014

Adolescent birth rate (per 1,000 women ages 15-19)

75

Source: UN Human Development Reports, 2018

Percentage of women who ever experienced physical violence since age 15 (% of women 15-49)

45%

Source: DHS, 2014

Percentage of married women employed in the last 12 months (% of married or in-union women 15-49)

75%

Source: DHS, 2014

Education Snapshot Back to Top

Number of years of free primary and secondary education guaranteed in legal frameworks (Years)

12

Source: UIS, 2019

Expenditure on education as a percentage of total government expenditure % GDP spent on education

Source: UIS, 2018

Proportion of schools with access to single-sex basic sanitation facilities

No data available

Proportion of students at the end of primary education achieving at least a minimum proficiency level in reading

No data available

Proportion of students at the end of primary education achieving at least a minimum proficiency level in mathematics

No data available

Completion rate

Primary school age
  • Female 87%

  • Male 81%

Female: UIS, 2014

Male: UIS, 2014

Lower secondary school age
  • Female 75%

  • Male 66%

Female: UIS, 2014

Male: UIS, 2014

Upper secondary school age
  • Female 39%

  • Male 46%

Female: UIS, 2014

Male: UIS, 2014


Out-of-school rate

Primary school
  • Female 4%

  • Male 4%

Female: UIS, 2014

Male: UIS, 2014

Lower secondary school
  • Female 4%

  • Male 3%

Female: UIS, 2014

Male: UIS, 2014

Upper secondary school
  • Female 24%

  • Male 17%

Female: UIS, 2014

Male: UIS, 2014

Programs Back to Top

Network/Convening/Conference

AMPLIFY Girls Collective

Research Project/Report/Study

AMPLIFY: COVID-19 Response Research

Project/Program

ARK Secondary School Education Program

Project/Program

Accelerated Learning in the Classroom Program

Research Project/Report/Study

Adolescent Girls Iniatiative - Kenya

Research Project/Report/Study

Advancing Learning Outcomes for Transformational Change (A LOT-Change)

Project/Program

Advancing Learning Outcomes for Transformational Change (A Lot-Change) III

Project/Program

African Women Making A Difference

Research Project/Report/Study

Afya Pwani

Research Project/Report/Study

Anasoma

Project/Program

Bridge the Technology Gap

Project/Program

Building Schools

Research Project/Report/Study

CGD: COVID-19 Response Research

Project/Program

Center of Worth

Project/Program

Community Grants Program

Project/Program

Comprehensive scholarship programme

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Data-Driven Advocacy for Girls' Education in Emergencies in Africa

Project/Program

Draw Your Dreams

Project/Program

Education Access and Equity

Project/Program

Education System Solutions

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Education and Training

Project/Program

Education and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Research Project/Report/Study

Estimating the Impacts of Microfranchising on Young Women in Nairobi

Research Project/Report/Study

Evaluation of World University Service of Canada’s Remedial Education Program in Dadaab and Kakuma in Kenya

Research Project/Report/Study

Evaluation of the Nia Project

Project/Program

Feminist and Youth-led Action (FAYA)

Project/Program

Food for Education

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Funding For Girls Education Programs

Project/Program

GSL: COVID-19 Response Research

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Gender Equality Program

Advocacy Campaign/Project

Gender Equity Initiative

Project/Program

Gender-Responsive Pedagogy

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Girl Child Education Fund

Project/Program

Girls for Leaders Club

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Girls' Education Challenge

Project/Program

Global Engagement Initiative

Project/Program

Happy Home Orphanage

Project/Program

How Refugee Children in Kenya are Continuing to Learn During the Coronavirus Lockdown

Project/Program

How cash transfers help girls continue their education in Kenya

Project/Program

How radio acts as an education tool to help girls continue learning during the COVID-19 pandemic

Research Project/Report/Study

IPA: COVID-19 Response Research

Research Project/Report/Study

Improving Patient-Centered Care for Maternal Health and Family Planning Services in Kenya

Project/Program

Judah Education Centre

Project/Program

Leadership and Entrepreneurship Incubator (LEI) Program

Project/Program

Life Skills Program

Project/Program

LitClub

Project/Program

Literacy Boost

Research Project/Report/Study

Maintaining Learning Continuity During School Closure: Community Health Volunteer Support for Marginalized Girls in Kenya

Mentor Program

Project/Program

Mission with a Vision

Advocacy Campaign/Project

National Partner Support

Project/Program

One Girl Can Scholarship Program

Project/Program

Overseers Education Centre

Research Project/Report/Study

Population Council - Kenya: COVID-19 Response Research

Research Project/Report/Study

Programmatic approaches to the gender-related impacts of COVID-19 on education: Lessons from 2020

Project/Program

Provide Tele-Psychosocial Support

Project/Program

School Solutions

Project/Program

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Project/Program

Service-learning for WASH in schools

Project/Program

Sexual Reproductive Health Education in Schools

Project/Program

Starkid School and Rescue Centre

Research Project/Report/Study

Strengthening Monitoring and Reporting of Attacks on Education

Project/Program

Supporting Remote Learning in Kenya

Project/Program

Teacher Training and Support

Project/Program

The ABCs of Sex Education

Research Project/Report/Study

The COVID-19 Crisis and its Impact on Global Education

Research Project/Report/Study

The Effect of COVID-19 on Education in Africa and its Implications for the Use of Technology: A Survey of the Experiences and Opinions of Educators and Technology Specialists

Research Project/Report/Study

The Impact of COVID-19 on Young Women

Research Project/Report/Study

The Impact of Training for Market-Oriented Farming on Farmer Livelihoods in Kenya

Research Project/Report/Study

Understanding pre- and post-COVID-19 landscapes to build back better for girls with disabilities

Project/Program

Unlocking Talent Through Technology

Project/Program

Vumilia Children's Home

Project/Program

Water and Sanitation

Network/Convening/Conference

Webinar: Using a gender lens to address COVID-19 response in refugee settings

Project/Program

Young Women's Academy for Conscious Change (YWA)

Research Project/Report/Study

Youth Think Tank

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