Project Beneficiaries 2019-02-08T11:41:00+00:00


The project will specifically target five sub counties with a combined population of 1,041,436 that host a total of 439,461 refugees. These are; Daadab, Fafi and Lagdera Sub-Counties in Garissa County, Wajir South in Wajir County and Turkana West in Turkana County.

Beneficiary details

County Sub county Host Population (direct beneficiaries) Refugee Population (Indirect beneficiaries)
Turkana Turkana West 409,490 163,192
Wajir Wajir South 167,605 276,269
Garissa Dadaab 208,048
Fafi 129,904
Lagdera 126,389
Total   1,041,436 439,461

Source: World Bank Project Appraisal Document, April 2017

Beneficiaries of Project Investments







Component 1: Social and Economic Infrastructure and Services


Subcomponent 1(a): Community Investment Fund


Communities will benefit from the improved public service delivery and economic infrastructure. Host communities will undertake area based planning, and will be responsible for selecting, prioritizing, implementing and monitoring project investments.



Subcomponent 1(b): Capacity support for Local Planning and Decentralized Service Delivery


The integrated area based planning and delivery of decentralized services will benefit both refugees and host communities


Component 2: Environmental and Natural Resource Management


Subcomponent 2(a): Integrated Natural Resources Management


Communities will benefit from the broader environmental and natural resources management (NRM) activities.

The Labor Intensive Public Works (LIPW) approach used for implementation will offer employment to the host communities. It is anticipated that other actors will design complementary public works activities that will benefit refugees using KDRDIP’s approach and methodology.


Subcomponent 2(b): Access to Energy


The focus is on the host communities with complementary investments from the Off-grid Solar Project and complemented by UNHCR investments in the camps. This component will help address the critical energy needs in the area and reduce adverse environmental impacts.


Component 3: Livelihoods Programme


Subcomponent 3 (a): Support to Traditional and Non-Traditional Livelihoods


Focused on host communities with potential for sharing of market linkages, technical support, knowledge and experience sharing with UNHCR and other partners providing support to refugees.



Sub-component 3 (b): Capacity Building of Community-Based Organizations for Livelihoods


Focused on hosts but support to community groups in the camps will be extended through partner organizations.


Component 4. Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, and

Knowledge sharing



County and national government authorities will benefit from the integrated planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), and knowledge sharing on area based planning and refugee policy harmonization in the region.