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

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Nyamasaria market

Performance management System Improves Service Delivery in Kisumu

How the Performance Management System (PMS) supported by UNDP Kenya Devolution project is transforming everyday lives of ordinary people at county level. more 

gender mainstreaming
The partnership between UNDP and the County Government of Vihiga presents opportunities for more concerted efforts towards gender equity and equality, an important and long overdue stimulus to a more inclusive human development and accelerated economic growth.

Gender mainstreaming: Empoweing women in Vihiga County

The Vihiga County Government and the county assembly is on a mission to ensure that policy and legislation at the county is influenced from a gender perspective and that women at grassroots level are economically empowered. more 

Women
UN Director General in Kenya Sahle Work-Zewde, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Kenya's first lady Margaret Kenyatta, Cabinet Secretaries Cecily Kariuki and Judi Wakhungu at the International Women's Day Celebrations at KICC, Nairobi

International Women's Day

The richness, welfare and prosperity of countries depend on the full integration of women in the development process, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said today, commemoratingmore 

Elelctions
Italian Ambassador to Kenya Mauro Massoni (left) and UNDP Resident Representative Siddharth Chatterjee (right) after signing agreement to support the election preparation and management

Government of Italy to Support August 8th Kenya Elections

Nairobi, 1 February, 2017: Under UNDP’s Strengthening Electoral Processes in Kenya project, the Government of Italy will contribute to readiness for the 2017 elections and havemore 

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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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