END TERM EVALUATION FOR THE INTEGRATED SUPPORT PROJECT TO THE DEVOLUTION PROCESS IN KENYA
In 2014, UNDP developed a four-year Kenya Integrated Support Programme to the Devolution Process in Kenya (2014 – 2018). The programme was designed to support devolution with an aim of achieving improved governance and socio-economic development in the country. The integrated programme brought on board other five national implementing partners and 21 select county governments.
The national implementing partners were: Ministry of Devolution and Planning (MoDP), Commission on Revenue Allocation, Council of Governors (CoG), Intergovernmental Budget and Economic Council (IBEC) and the Kenya School of Government (KSG).
In November 2015, through additional support from DFID, the project expanded its work to incorporate two other components, gender mainstreaming and climate change and disaster risk reduction. UN Women coordinates the gender mainstreaming while climate change and disaster risk reduction is coordinated by the UNDP Energy, Environment and Climate Change Unit (EECCU). With these two components, more partners were enlisted and the number of targeted counties also increased to 27. The additional partners were Drought Management Authority (NDMA), National Disaster Operation Center (NDOC), the National Treasury, Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA), Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate (MED), State Department of Gender Affairs (SDGA), Office of the Controller of Budgets (OCOB), and the County Assemblies Forum (CAF).
The project document (Prodoc) required that the programme conducts a mid-term evaluation (MTE) and an end-term Evaluation (ETE). The end-term evaluation is a joint GoK and UNDP review that was conducted by an independent consultancy firm - Infotrak, in close collaboration with implementing partners and development partners. The ETE covered the project period from July 2014 to June 2018, and covered all the national implementing partners, select supported county governments and other relevant stakeholders.
Objective of the Evaluation
The overall objective of the end-term evaluation was to assess the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of the programme, including the extent to which cross cutting issues (gender, climate change and SDGs) have been mainstreamed. The evaluation also assessed the mechanisms put in place to enhance coordination and harmonisation between UNDP, implementing partners, and the national and county governments.