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The Lake Region Economic Blueprint
a Better Life
This Economic Blueprint is designed to guide development efforts by leveraging existing assets, addressing constraints and defining key steps that leaders and citizens of the region can take to transform the shared vision of prosperity into reality.
Kenya Vision 2030 is the country’s blueprint that charts the strategic priorities and interventions for development between 2008 and 2030 for the country. It aims to transform Kenya into an industrializing, ‘middle-income country providing a high quality life to all its citizens by the year 2030’ (Kenya Vision 2020, 2007). The Vision is based on three pillars: the economic, the social and the political. The economic pillar aims to improve the prosperity of all Kenyans through an economic development programme, covering all the regions of Kenya, aiming to achieve an average Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate of 10per cent per annum from 2012 onwards. The social pillar seeks to build a just and cohesive society where social equity is prevalent in a clean and secure environment. The political pillar aims to realize a democratic political system founded on issue-based politics that respects the rule of law and protects the rights and freedoms of every individual in Kenyan society. The Kenya Vision 2030 is planned to be implemented in successive five-year Medium-Term Plans, the first of which covered the period 2008- 2012. The second Medium-Term Plan covers the period 2013-2017 and has already been launched.