Reports

AfriCOG-KPTJ Elections 2013 Compendium

AfriCOG-KPTJ Elections 2013 Compendium

On March 4, 2014 Kenya conducted a general election, which was historic for several reasons. It was the first general election since the promulgation of the new Constitution in 2010; and it was the first election in which voters would choose candidates for six positions each, the majority of which were newly created by the Constitution. The 2013 elections also ushered in a devolved system of government. Against the background of the 2007 elections that ended in the disaster of the 2008 postelection violence, concern was high that a repeat be avoided.

Voter Registration for the 2013 General Elections in Kenya

Voter Registration for the 2013 General Elections in Kenya

On March 4, 2013, Kenya held a landmark general election. It was the first national election since the promulgation of the internationally lauded constitution, which created a devolved system of government. For the first time, Kenyans voted simultaneously for six elective offices, ranging from president to local ward representative. This election was also the first to be administered by the newly created Independent Elections and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), a body which enjoyed over 90 per cent public confidence in the lead-up to the national polls.1

Election Day 2013 and its Aftermath

On March 4, 2013 Kenya held a landmark general election. It was the first national election since the promulgation of the internationally lauded constitution, which created a devolved system of government. For the first time, Kenyans voted simultaneously for six elective offices, ranging from president to local ward representative. This election was also the first to be administered by the newly created Independent Elections and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), a body which enjoyed over 90 per cent public confidence in the lead-up to the national polls.

Kenya Governance Report - 2012

Kenya Governance Report - 2012

The Kenya Governance Report 2012 is the second in a new series by the Africa Centre for Open Governance. This report reviews events of the year 2012 as they relate to critical issues and developments in implementation of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010, governance reform and efforts against corruption. It analyses their implications and makes recommendations for the future.

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Kenya's Drought Cash Cow - Lessons from the Forensic Audit of The World Bank Arid Lands Resource Management Project

Kenyas Drought Cash Cow - Lessons from the Forensic Audit of The World Bank Ari

This report is a comprehensive review of Kenya’s Arid Lands Resources Management Project (ALRMP2). ALRMP2 was a community-based drought management project of the Kenya Government (GoK) that utilised a credit facility from the World Bank. The project had components to promote capacity building in recognition of the constraints and potential of the natural environment; generate development capacity at the community level and below to empower communities to take greater charge of their own development agenda.

Kenya's Drought Cash Cow - A Short Guide (Summary)

Kenyas Drought Cash Cow - A Short Guide

The Arid Lands Resource Management Project (ALRMP) was an extension of a World Bank funded project – the Emergency Drought Recovery Project (EDRP 1993-96) – that began in 1993. The original project, designed to address the development imbalances between Kenya’s high and low potential areas, was in 4 arid districts only: Baringo, Mandera, Turkana and Wajir. By the end of ALRMPII, in December 2010, it covered 28 arid and semi-arid land (ASAL) districts.

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A Quick Guide to Public Participation and Parliamentary Oversight Under the New Constitution

This simple and easy to understand brief is targeted at the general Kenyan population. It highlights the problematic situations that underscore the need to have the public participate in affairs of Parliament and Parliamentary Committees. It sets out the factors that hamper public participation in the work of Parliament and Parliamentary committees and clearly sets out ways in which the public can participate in the work of Parliament and the different kinds of parliamentary committees.

Small and Medium Enterprises in Kenya and Corruption

Small and Medium Enterprises in Kenya and Corruption

Corruption in the private sector is widespread and costs the economy greatly while undermining efforts to reduce the poverty rates in the country. In order for small and medium enterprises to grow, they need to put their incomes into business related transactions and not those that aren’t such as corruption.

Devolution - Educating the Public: Addressing the gaps

Devolution - Educating the Public: Addressing the gaps

AfriCOG’s work in the area of devolution is aimed at strengthening good governance in Kenya with objective, high-quality research and advocacy; and generating useable information for building Kenyans’ capacity to be vigilant and monitor progress on governance and governance reform processes in Kenya.

The KENYA Governance Report 2011

The KENYA Governance Report 2011 is the first report in a new series by AfriCOG. The report discusses governance, leadership, integrity and accountability in several sectors in Kenya, including the Judiciary and security sector. It focuses on the developments that have taken root, in terms of reforms following the promulgation of the constitution and also highlights some of the more significant setbacks in the fight against corruption and impunity that were observed during the year.