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Instruments for Devolution Advice and Support (IDEAS)

Instruments for Devolution Advice and Support (IDEAS)

Instruments for Devolution Advice and Support (IDEAS) is a bilateral Programme between the Government of Kenya (GoK) and the European Union (EU) which commenced on 25th September 2014 with the signing of the Financing agreement. The program has total grants of €28.6m (KES 3.146b).

The Overall objective of the program is to contribute to the implementation of devolution process in Kenya through strengthening national institutional capacities in the management of the devolution process and fiscal decentralisation and development of capacities in Counties to facilitate inclusive and sustained economic growth, participatory planning and service delivery.

The participating institutions in the program are the World Bank, Commission for Revenue Allocation, Kenya School of Government (KSG), The National Treasury, fifteen County Governments, and the State Department for Devolution.

Beneficiaries Amount

The allocation of grants to the participating institutions is;

Beneficiaries Amount

  • Grants to the 15 Counties Euros 15.0m (KES 1.65b)
  • Technical Assistance (TAT) to MODP Euros 5.9m (KES 649m)
  • MODP, Programme Estimates      Euros 0.7m (KES   77m)
  • Kenya School of Government Euros 1.0m (KES 110m)
  • Commission on Revenue Allocation Euros 0.4m (KES   44m)
  • World Bank (KADP) Euros 2.5m (KES 275m)

The tasks of these institutions as spelt out in the Financing Agreement are highlighted below;

Roles of Actors in the IDEAS Programme

World Bank

The World Bank is working with the National Treasury in

  • Rolling out the county level integrated planning and budgeting guidelines
  • Refining and implementing a framework for intergovernmental fiscal transfers including performance –based grants to urban areas.
  • Designing and testing county performance monitoring and assessment tools based on service delivery benchmarks

Kenya School of Government

The Kenya School of Government (KSG) is expected to;

  • train at county level trainers in project proposal writing and resource mobilization for projects
  • conduct Training of Trainers for public financial management and public procurement
  • develop a database of service providers such as local institutions of higher learning for delivery of curricula and contract them as needed
  • develop and maintain a quality assurance system for devolution-related training
  • through engagement in LED projects, develop case studies for use in KSG curricula

Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA)

The Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA) will;

  • support the development of county statistical systems
  • be trained on intergovernmental reporting in order to advise counties accordingly
  • study county level revenue generation potential and appropriate county revenue generation tools in accordance with its advisory mandate

State Department for Devolution

The role is under Result Area 2: Increased capacity at the county level to facilitate economic development, participatory planning and demand-based service delivery.

This Result area is implemented by state Department of devolution with technical assistance of TAT. The tasks are:-

  • Overall coordination and management of the IDEAS Programme,
  • Provision of capacity building and technical support to the 15 selected Counties,
  • Facilitate the establishment of Local Economic Development (LED) units within the selected counties,
  • On-the-job training to county staff on Local Economic Development (LED) and related financial and procurement systems, project cycle management and public participation,
  • Develop LED implementation framework based on a county level planning document,
  • Carry out detailed programming and costing of projects,
  • Select contractors through competitive tendering,
  • Provide technical assistance to the county administration in all matters of project implementation such as procurement, contract management, monitoring and reporting to the EU Delegation,
  • Evaluate process and outcomes and develop case studies for use in training by KSG,
  • Submit financial and progress reports.
  • The grants that are directly managed by the State Department are those that will go to the Counties, Kenya School of Government and the Programme Estimates for the State Department.

Local Economic Development Projects (LED) Proposed by the Counties

The following are the proposed projects that have been identified by the 15 Counties

Proposed LED Projects in 15 Counties

No. Name Of County Approved Project
1. Baringo Completion of Abattoir and Tannery
2. Kisii Banana Value Chain
3. Kisumu Dairy Enterprise Development Programme
4. Kwale Construction of Fresh Produce Wholesale Market
5. Laikipia Construction of Maize Storage Facilities
6. Makueni Mango Fruit Processing
7. Marsabit Fish Value Chain
8. Migori Improved Water Supply to Agro Processors
9. Nyandarua Seed Potato Multiplication and Storage
10. Samburu Construction of the Maralal Abattoir and Rehabilitation of One Abattoir
11. TaitaTaveta Establishment of the Banana Processing Plant
12. Tana River Fish Cold Storage Facility and Milk Processing Facilities
13. UasinGishu Fresh Produce Wholesale Market
14. Wajir Camel Milk and Meat Processing
15. West Pokot Completion of Abattoir