Devolution and Accountability

The Governance programme aims to enhance the capacities of key national and local level governance institutions, in response to UNDAF outcome 1 “Democratic Governance and Human Rights" including Gender Equality Progressively Accelerated and Realized. The Governance programme responds to the aspiration of entrenching democratic governance in Kenya and supports initiatives that improve efficiency, effectiveness, transparency, accountability and equity in delivery of public services.More

Our Goals

• Support democratic governance reforms and constitutional implementation processes • Respond to national priorities like Vision 2030 and meet Millennium Development Goals and other development priorities • Contribute to achieving sustainable human development in Kenyaread more

Empowering Women

GoK - UN Joint Programme on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (JP GEWE)more

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A panel discussion during the Second Devolution Conference

Bringing Services Closer to the people

The third annual Devolution conference kicked off on Wednesday, to take stock of the gains made since Kenyans adopted the devolved system of governance, coming at a time when the three year transitional period is coming to an endmore 

UNDP RR a.i Michel Balima(centre) flanked by the Ambassador of the EU Delegation to Kenya, H.E Stefano-Antonio Dejak (Left) and IEBC Chairman Isaack Hassan(right) shortly after signing the agreement.

EU Partners with UNDP to Strengthen Electoral Processes in Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya, 11 February 2015 - The United Nations Development Programme has today entered into an agreement with the European Union to support the electoral processmore 

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Projects and Initiatives

  • Support to Devolved Governance in Kenya

    Amongst other gains, the Constitution established a two-level governance structure, comprising a national government and 47 county governments, laying the foundations for transfer of political, administrative and fiscal powers from a centralized government to counties. The devolved governance system under the Constitution aims to further the cause of democratic governance from the national to local levels and thereby improving local governance and service delivery through responsive institutions.more 

  • Strengthening the Electoral Processes in Kenya Project

    This Strengthening the Electoral Processes in Kenya project is designed to consolidate and build on the gains made from the constitutional transition process and the 2013 elections to strengthen and develop sustainable and effective election institutions, systems and processesmore 

  • Judiciary Tranformation

    The JTF - which initially covers the period 2012 to 2016 - adopts a holistic approach to the Judiciary’s development built on sector-wide collaboration, strategic and technical partnerships and the use of benchmarks based on emerging and contemporary national, regional and global smart practice. more 

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