Poverty data from Kenya in 2005 shows 43% of people lived on less than $1.25/day and 67% on less than $2/day.

Government spending is the highest in East Africa at US$619 per capita in 2012. ODA is the largest international inflow to Kenya, at US$3.2 billion in 2012.

Remittances are also high, with inflows of $1.2 billion and inflows from long-term debt jumped in 2012 to US$677 million. FDI is less significant at US$258 million in 2012.

ODA to Kenya has risen rapidly with disbursements from the US increasing fifteenfold between 2001 and 2012. Health receives 27% of ODA, then infrastructure at 18%.

Loans made up over one-third of ODA in 2012, cash grants 16% and a mix of cash grants and aid-in-kind 27%.