Component 2: Investment Climate and Policy Advisory

KKCF has recognized that a pivotal component of fostering economic growth in the Kakuma-Kalobeyei area is establishing a regulatory environment conducive to developing businesses within the host community and among refugees in Turkana West sub-county. 

Since 2020, IFC has closely collaborated with the Turkana County Government and UNHCR to launch the Biashara Huduma Centre, a comprehensive “one-stop shop” designed to provide a wide range of essential county and national services. This innovative initiative aims to tackle various challenges encountered by local businesses, host communities, refugees, and regulatory bodies, thus facilitating the smooth reception and delivery of crucial services.

Additionally, efforts have been made to establish an Investment Promotion Bill and portal to create a more systematic regulatory foundation to attract investments within the county. The two efforts are dedicated to enhancing investment capacity and creating fresh opportunities within Turkana County, thereby significantly contributing to the region’s economic growth and development. 

KKCF has also forged synergies with another IFC project, the Kenya Investment Climate Program Phase 3.