Kenya - Technical Assistance to Enhance the Capacity of the President Delivery Unit (PDU)


Project Summary

Approval Date 18 Jul 2018
Signature Date 07 Aug 2018
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2020
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2020
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Multi-Sector
DAC Sector Code 11330
Commitment U.A 1,200,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The proposed project is a Technical Assistance to Enhance the Capacity of the Republic of Kenya President’s Delivery Unit (PDU) to drive delivery of the Government’s Big Four (B4) Agenda in Manufacturing and Food Security. The PDU was established in 2015 within the State House Department and directly under the Office of The President. Its mandate is to improve the coordination of National Government flagship programs, as well as to monitor, evaluate and report on progress made on key development priorities. The proposed TA is strongly aligned with objectives (ii) and (iii) of the MIC TAF, namely “to fund technical assistance, advisory services and project cycle activities” and “the training of Government officials and capacity building work”. In this regard, the project will equip the highest level of the Executive Branch with enhanced capability to drive an ambitious transformation program with speed, efficiency and effectiveness, while also improving delivery tracking at county level. This implies that development partners’ assistance to Kenya, including Bank-funded projects, will be expected to perform better as a result. In so doing, the Project will substantially contribute to the attainment of the Bank’s High-5s by boosting delivery effectiveness at the national level, while also generating useful lessons for other RMCs in the Eastern Africa region. The project is structured into two components (i) Technical Assistance for improved coordination and delivery tracking (ii) Knowledge-sharing. The total cost to implement the proposed TA is UA1, 787, 600.00 comprising UA1, 200,000 from the MIC TAF grant and UA587, 600 Government contribution. The assignment is estimated to be executed over a period of twenty (20) months following deployment of the Lead delivery Consultant. The Bank’s experience in setting up a robust delivery tracking unit, SNDR, to track the High-5s (which are similar to the B4), sets it apart as a partner of choice to provide the proposed TA to Kenya’s PDU.

Project Objectives

The overall objective of the Project is to enhance the capability of the President Delivery Unit to drive implementation of the targeted B4. In view of the above, the key expected outcomes of the envisaged intervention will be to: (i) Strengthen the delivery-tracking and advisory support function of the PDU with technical assistance and training for the selected pillars of the B4, namely, Food Security and Manufacturing; (ii) Improve knowledge-sharing and communication.

Beneficiaries

The project main beneficiary is the Government of the Republic of Kenya. Given Kenya’s status as a leading economy in Eastern Africa and the growing demand from Regional Member Countries (RMCs) for assistance in this area, the Program will generate useful experiences and lessons learnt in setting up and operationalizing similar outfits across the region. Ultimately, it will contribute to regional cooperation and integration by promoting knowledge sharing and laying the foundation to boost delivery of transformative national and regional programs and projects.

Participating Organization

Funding
Middle Income Countries Fund
Implementing
President’s Delivery Unit

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-KE-K00-005
Last Update 07 Jul 2020

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Contact Details

Name KANYIMBO Patrick
Email p.kanyimbo@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Kenya