UNDP Kenya’s Blueprint for the Next 5 years Approved by the Executive Board
In June 2018, the Executive Board approved the UNDP Kenya CPD 2018–22 which will focus on the following three pillars: i) Governance, Peace and Security; ii)Inclusive Growth and Structural Transformation; and, iii) Environmental Sustainability, Climate Change and Resilience. The new CPD forms an integral part of the recently signed United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF2018-22), by the Government of Kenya and the UN; and, is aligned to the Medium-Term Plan III of the country’s development blue print of Vision 2030 including mainstreaming of the SDGs.
Under the CPD 2018-22, UNDP will leverage on innovative approaches, strengths, lessons learnt and efforts initiated by the UN, GoK, Counties and development partners at national and sub-national level; focusing on localised contexts area-based integrated programming with the aim of reaching the marginalised in the Arid and Semi-Arid area and border counties; supporting devolution through sub-national policy and technical engagement.
For the next five years, UNDP seeks to enhance conflict sensitive programming to address drivers of radicalization and terrorism, and insecurity. In line with the UNDP Strategic Plan, the country office will strengthen effective, accountable and inclusive governance and peace, justice and strong Institutions through the devolution programme which aims to accelerate fiscal and administrative decentralization including local revenue generation through subnational support for planning and budgeting, accountability and anti-corruption initiatives. By committing to keeping people out of poverty, the Country Office will support capacity development across government for inclusive growth, gender-sensitive and evidence-based policies, particularly in the ASALs.
On Governance, Peace and Security, UNDP will strengthen effective, accountable and inclusive governance, towards realization of SDG 16. The programme will continue flagship programmes on devolution, peacebuilding and the Marsabit-Moyale cross-border initiative to increase access to public services and mitigate local conflict and marginalization.
On inclusive economic growth and structural transformation, UNDP will work to keep people in Kenya out of poverty towards the realization of SDG1. The programme will support capacity development across the Government for inclusive growth, gender-sensitive and evidence-based policies, particularly in the ASALs.
Under Environmental Sustainability, Climate Change and Resilience UNDP aims to strengthen environmental governance and the sustainable use and management of natural resources; and, help mitigate environmental degradation, loss of biodiversity and build community resilience. UNDP will promote the sustainable use and management of wildlife and natural resources through gendered climate change mitigation and adaptation of sensitive measures.
UNDP will continue to work with both state and non-state actors, and development partners with robust M&E and knowledge management.