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)

Our Stories

  • A panel discussion during the Second Devolution Conference

    Taking stock of Devolution 2 years on

    The second devolution conference was held in Kisumu County on April 2015, bringing together over 4000 delegates. more

  • Some of the winners being feted by Ombudsman

    Rewarding excellence in public service
    Public servants

    Huduma Kenya continues to receive many accolades for its integrated public service delivery concept, and was rated the best public institution during the second Huduma Ombudsmanmore

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

Support to the Realization of Human Rights and Access to Justice in Kenya

UNDP supporting the activities by the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (the National Commission) which is an independent national human rights institution established by the government through an Act of Parliament, namely the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights Act 2002 more

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Women's conference in Nairobi