Kalobeyei integrated socio-economic development plan (KISEDP)

The Kalobeyei Integrated Socio-Economic Development Plan (KISEDP) is a 15-year comprehensive multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder initiative to benefit refugees and host communities in Turkana County. It aims to bridge the gap between humanitarian assistance and development in response to increasing needs, risks and vulnerabilities faced in new and protracted displacement situations.

As part of the roll-out of the Global Compact for Refugees (GCR) and Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF), KISEDP has built close collaboration and partnerships between the National Government, the Turkana County Government, UNHCR, donors and development, private and humanitarian partners to facilitate a strategic shift from humanitarian assistance to development-oriented interventions in a protracted refugee situation.

KISEDP I (2018-2022) topline achievements include inclusion and participation of refugees in legal and policy frameworks, enhanced socio-economic integration and interaction among refugees and host communities, leading to peaceful co-existence, and improved access to basic social services. KISEDP I brought forward large investments to unlock the economic potential of refugees and their hosts, such as the IFC funded 25 Million USD Kakuma Kalobeyei Challenge Fund and the EU, IFC, UNHCR and TCG funded renovation of a Biashara- Huduma Centre which once operationalized will be a one-stop shop for public services such as civil and business registration.

KISEDP II aims to continue creating an enabling environment in which inclusive service delivery and local capacities are strengthened, legal frameworks and policies are improved, a conducive environment for investment and job creation is promoted, and communities’ resilience is strengthened. It also aims to build people’s skills and capabilities to successfully function in this new environment and expand the overall local economy.

For more details, kindly download the KISEDP Phase II (2023-2027) strategic document and other documents here:

KISEDP phase II (2023-2027) documents:

KISEDP II comprehensive document


KISEDP phase I (2018-2022) documents:

Results of socioeconomic surveys: