A Political Economy Analysis of Devolution in Kenya

IEA Kenya and University of Notre Dame

A Political Economy Analysis of Devolution in Kenya    File Size: 0 kB Downloads: 22
Post Date:
17 January 2019

This paper explores the diverse viewpoints of stakeholders on devolution and examines the implications of these recent changes in the micro- and macro-workings of Kenya through a political economy analysis framework. In what follows, interview results, are grouped into four thematic areas:

  1. Public service delivery and development outcomes;
  2. Revenue allocation and inter-governmental relations;
  3. Inclusion, public participation and role of civil society; and
  4. Expectations for devolution and possible future scenarios.

Key recommendations include:

  • Conducting a Kenya-wide but county-specific needs assessment to identify priorities for each region while ensuring a sense of ownership for projects and empowering citizens to increase government transparency, monitor project implementation and hold stakeholders accountable to their roles and responsibilities within devolution.
  • Continue to strengthen partnership between and among counties and encourage forward-thinking leadership to foster an optimistic outlook on devolution.
  • Clarify roles between the counties and national government to prevent overlaps/duplication in functions and inefficient use of revenues.
  • Follow best practices in the implementation of revenue allocation and public participation mechanisms.

Kenya Urban Areas Performance Index Report 2017

John Mutua and Noah Wamalwa

Kenya Urban Areas Performance Index Report 2017    File Size: 0 kB Downloads: 226
Post Date:
06 September 2018

This report shows performance of the six largest urban areas in Kenya based on three areas, namely: service delivery, conditions for investment and governance. Performance of these urban areas is assessed using the Urban Areas Performance Index, a composite Index comprising 67 indicators (questions) that scores, on a scale of 0 (least performance) to 100 (best performance) points and ranks these urban areas. Urban areas that ensure individuals’ free choice, create favourable business conditions, use public resources efficiently and ensure transparency of their activities are ranked higher. 


Public procurement in Kenya: Analysis of the Auditor General’s Reports

Jackline Kagume and Noah Wamalwa

Public procurement in Kenya:  Analysis of the Auditor General’s Reports    File Size: 0 kB Downloads: 824
Post Date:
03 September 2018

The IEA’s study on public procurement and loss of public funds is part of a larger global initiative on promoting civic engagement for open contracting.  “Open Contracting” is about publishing and using open, accessible and timely information on government contracting to engage citizens and businesses in identifying and fixing problems”. 


Diversity Management and Pluralism in Kenya’s Major Private Sector Firms

IEA IN PATNERSHIP WITH GLOBAL CENTRE FOR PLURALISM

Diversity Management and Pluralism in Kenya’s Major Private Sector Firms    File Size: 0 kB Downloads: 375
Post Date:
23 March 2018

This study seeks to establish the status of pluralism in the private sector in Kenya by examining: efforts by players in the sector aimed at promoting pluralism; the nature of diversity management in the sector; the extent to which the sector has embraced or resisted efforts towards pluralism; and identification of trends, challenges and drivers of pluralism in the sector. The study also aims at facilitating a common understanding of pluralism among all stakeholders in the private sector. The findings provide a resource list for private sector organizations’ top leadership and
management to learn more about diversity management and pluralism, with the goal of optimizing their organization’s approach to diversity management, and the ultimate realization of pluralistic
workplaces.


Youth Polytechnic Students’ Perception of Vocational Training in Nakuru County

IEA Kenya, CTL and CEDGG

Youth Polytechnic Students’ Perception of Vocational Training in Nakuru County    File Size: 0 kB Downloads: 903
Post Date:
29 November 2017

The objective of this study is to create a foundation for quality service delivery in Technical and Vocational Education and Training in the County of Nakuru through the assessment of students’ satisfaction at polytechnics in the County. The study was designed for a thorough and detailed work to be conducted towards the development of an invaluable document not only for the target polytechnics and the County of Nakuru, but also for other polytechnics and educational institutions in Kenya. The outcome would therefore, be useful to TVET institutions in Kenya to continuously improve the quality of services rendered to students and enhance quality teaching and learning services delivered.


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