Diagnostic Assessment Report: Implementation of CIMES in FCDC Counties, July 2020

Aug 25, 2020

UNDP has collborated with the Monitoring & Evaluation Directorate of the State Department for Planning, the National Treasury and Planning, to produce a Diagnostic Assessment Report: Implementation of County Integrated Monitoring & Evaluation System (CIMES) in Frontier Counties Development Council (FCDC) Counties, July 2020. This publication comes as part of UNDP in Kenya's devolution programme under the Strengthening Devolved Governance in Kenya project, supported by the Government of Norway.

This report is a diagnostic assessment for implementation of CIMES in eight counties under the banner of the FCDC. The target counties are Marsabit, Isiolo, Garissa, Turkana, Lamu, Tana River, Wajir and Mandera within the month of February 2020. The report presents the current status of CIMES together with a monitoring & evaluation assessment in these target counties, gaps and challenges, proposed interventions and required support. The overall objective of the assessment is to provide guidance in strengthening the monitoring and evaluation function as a strategic pillar through operationalization of CIMES in FCDC counties. Specifically, the objectives of the diagnostic assessment was to; assess the extent to which target FCDC counties have operationalized the various components of CIMES, obtain information for evidencebased guidance to the Monitoring and Evaluation Department (MED) and Partners on necessary M&E technical support that respective counties require to have a fully functional CIMES and apply the study findings to tailor make county specific programme capacity enhancement interventions.

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