Netherlands to stop aid in Kenya after 2020

Kenya will not receive financial assistance from the Netherlands as from 2020.

The East African nation has made significant economic gains over the past decade. The announcement has been made by the Dutch parliament. Assistance to Kenya has been concentrated in supporting food security programmes, human rights, and environmental conservation. But after 2020, the two countries will become purely trade partners. Kenya’s GDP increased to 55.2 billion dollars in 2013 after re basing from 44.1 billion.

The reassessment pushed Kenya into the club of lower middle-income countries.