The Oil for Development programme in Kenya

Kenya was added to the Oil for Development Programme at the end of 2015.

Kenya requested an OfD cooperation in 2014. During 2015 the request was assessed, and in December, the OfD Steering Committee agreed that the planning of a programme could start in 2016.

The intention is a five-year Programme Agreement encompassing all four OfD components.

Kenya requested participation in the OfD programme in 2014. The request was assessed in 2015, and in December that year, the OfD Steering Committee agreed
that the planning of a programme could start in 2016.  The intention is a five-year Programme Agreement encompassing all four OfD components.

While a formal OfD programme is not yet in place, several inception activities have been undertaken, notably:

  • Kenyan environmental authorities increased their knowledge of the environmental impacts of oil and gas activities through workshops organized by the Norwegian Environment Agency and the Norwegian Coastal Administration.

  • Multiple Kenyan government institutions learned about how petroleum-related statistics can support sound management of petroleum resources through a visit to Statistics Norway.

  • A consultant engaged by Norad shared Norwegian experiences with petroleum revenue management and provided comments to the National Treasury on Kenya’s draft Sovereign Wealth Fund Bill.
Published 25.05.2016
Last updated 29.05.2017