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Launch of SMEs Cohort 2 Call for Applications

On 11th August, 2023, KIEP 250+ Cohort 2 Call for Applications was officially opened at an event officiated by the Ag. Industrialization Secretary, Nobby Macharia. Mr. Sameer Goyal, Senior Financial Specialist at the World Bank, together with the Kenya Industry and Entrepreneurship Project (KIEP) Coordinator

Focus on BETA

The continuation of KIEP250+ will put the government’s BETA strategy central in its approach. Where COVID-19 saw many SMEs asking submitting TA proposals linked to weathering the crisis, the programme is now returning to its initial focus – and that means zooming in on “value

KIEP 250+ Team reconvenes to plan Cohort 2

With COVID-19 becoming a distant memory, the KIEP250+ team convened on 22nd June 2023 to start preparations for launching its next Call for Applications. In parallel, work continues on finalizing remaining technical assistance applications for the SMEs that were successfully admitted into the programme’s first

Launch of KIEP 250+ (SME Linkages and Upgrading)

The government today launched the Component Two of the Kenya Industry and Entrepreneurship Project (KIEP 250+) micro website and the SMARTME platform, an online application tool that will identify and select Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Read More

World Bank boosts Kenya’s SMEs

WASHINGTON, June 15, 2018 — The World Bank today approved a $50 million International Development Association (IDA)* credit to increase scale innovation and productivity amongst Kenya’s enterprises. Read More

Business Diagnosis for Cohort 1 SMEs

This week, SMEs in Cohort 1 started the Business Diagnosis phase. With the help of our KIEP 250+ proprietary model, the Business Advisors work with senior SME management to identify the company’s strengths and weaknesses. The objective is to identify business improvements areas (gaps) which

SMEs selected to proceed to next phase

A key milestone was achieved this week as 44 SMEs were shortlisted by the KIEP 250+ Selection Committee to proceed to the Due Diligence and Diagnosis phase. The sector representing the largest number of SMEs was Food & Agriculture, followed by Manufacturing. We are truly

Close of 1st SMEs Call for Applications

The first KIEP 250+ SMEs call for applications closed on Wednesday 24th December 2021 and at first sight it’s been a very successful window. About 100 SMEs have submitted their applications. When we get back from holidays we’ll begin the shortlisting process. Can’t wait to