East and South Africa
The Development Study for Regional Development Programme in Nyando and Homa-Bay Districts, Republic of Kenya
Many of the population in the study area have been leaving their home villages, seeking for new income opportunities and means of livelihood, resulting in lingering demographic exodus of manpower and labor force out of the province. At the same time, a sharp decline of productive stratum of population caused by prevalent epidemic of HIV/AIDS has become a heavy burden to the regional economy. In this regard, immediate measures are acutely sought for coping with these serious situations facing the people. Under these circumstances, the Study formulated a Development Programme for sustainable development for each of the two Districts with a unique trial, which covered the implementation of 17 pilot programmes.