Development cooperation ,14.12.2018

Consolidating gains and deepening devolution in Kenya


UNDP administered (in co-ordination with UN Women and UNICEF) support for devolution in Kenya. The aim of the programme is to develop and deepen the results of the constitution mandated devolution process in the 17 focus counties of the programme. The outcomes of the programme are: Outcome 1 - by 2022 people in Kenya access high quality services at a devolved level that are well coordinated, integrated, transparent, equitably resourced and accountable. Outcome 2 - by 2022, marginalized and vulnerable people have increased access to and utilize social protection, and services for prevention and response to gender-based violence and violence against children. Outcome 3 - by 2022, individuals and communities in Kenya have reduced exposure to risks and are more resilient to disasters and emergencies. Finland has earlier supported the World Bank’s Kenya Accountable Devolution Programme’s Fund (2 million euro 2015-2017). KADP achieved good results, eg. the Treasury’s capacity to channel and monitor funds to counties has been strengthened as well as the counties accountability in budgeting. Through technical support new tools have been adopted to support open and inclusive budgeting, which has produced concrete results and investments in services at the county level. Finland also supported the German development agency GIZ’s good governance and anti-corruption project (2015-2016) and through it the capabilities of the anti-corruption actors. The joint UN programme will run from 2019 to 2022 and utilize a budget of USD 43.8M implemented by all three Agencies working jointly towards all outcomes and with UNDP as the Administrative Agent.

Funding decision  14.12.2018

5 000 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Participatory development/Good governance
  • Gender equality

Field of activity

  • Decentralisation and support to subnational government 100%

Special target group

  • girls
  • children

Funding channel

  • YK:n kehitysohjelma
  • Kehitysmaan julkinen sektori



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