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					POLITICAL EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME: OUTPUT TO PURPOSE
REVIEW

1.0 Introduction and Background

1.11 The DFID funded, five year, £5.14 million Political Empowerment Programme phase II
(PEP II) (Annex 1) formally started in May 2003. The project is due to finish in 2008. PEP II
goal, revised after the adoption of the inception review (Annex 2) is some pro-poor policies of
relevance to DFID Kenya priority sectors formulated and implemented with the purpose as
“Government accountability to citizenry strengthened”. It consists of the following strategic
outcome areas, which reflect the diversity and complexity of activities undertaken under this
umbrella programme:
          Rights Awareness – example of activities NCEP II and GGP programmes
          Knowledge generation & deepening - example of activities IEA and TI-K
             programmes
          Mobilisation through Information
          Democratic Institutions - example of activities Support of Parliament and ECK
             programmes
          Programme management.

1.12 The challenge facing PEP II in the second phase is how to strengthen the public
accountability of public office holders and government more broadly, to the citizenry and
ensure that poor Kenyans have access to high quality services. There is a clear case for
action towards addressing the prevalent culture of patronage especially through: increased
public awareness of rights, evidence based policy making process and the monitoring of the
impact of such policies on the poor.

1.13 The DFID Kenya Country Assistance Plan (Annex 3) highlights the decline of Kenya’s
economic performance as manifested in declining access to services, high levels of corruption
and poor economic management. The CAP also highlights the prevalence of political,
economic patronage and widespread insecurity as major challenges in Kenya.

1.2 The Project Completion Report of Phase I and the PEP II inception review

1.2.1 The PEP I project completion review was combined with the PEP II inception review
    (Annex 4). In general, some of the observations made in the review were that PEP I was
    implemented against the backdrop of the following DFID Kenya priorities: 1) supporting
    improvements to the policy environment 2) strengthening mechanisms for economic
    governance 3) improving service delivery to the poorest especially in health sector 4)
    promoting economic growth.
     PEP II, is on the other hand, implemented against a backdrop of 1) raised expectations,
     following the victory of NARC 2) emerging threats and opportunities for political
     empowerment in Kenya 3) new insights from Drivers of change studies (Annex 5)
     including sector specific studies in agriculture (Annex 6 ), and Investment Climate project
     (Annex 7 ) new Country Assistance Plan.

1.2.2 The Project Completion Report of Phase I and the PEP II inception review made some
    elaborate recommendations some of which were subjected to a validation process.

1.2.3 The PEP team adopted the following recommendations a) revision of the Goal and the
    purpose of the project b) engagement with political parties, c) maintained support to the
    constitutional review process d) development of the capacity of the media capacity for
    balanced well researched reporting e) support to annual score cards for political office
    bearers and sector ministries, f) to initiate action research on ethnicity, and legitimacy and
    accountability of advocacy groups.
2.0 Objectives of the consultancy

2.1 In general the review will assess all active and planned programmes within PEP II on their
relevance, effectiveness and strategic fit with the goal and purpose of the project.

2.2 To assess and report on the progress of the project to date against the plans and targets
agreed for the project (a historical perspective).

2.3 To propose options if any, for making changes at both programme and implementation
level, for greater impact

2.4 Consider the degree to which the PEP sub-components and inputs are sufficiently
coordinated with LIMID and GOK in support of civil society e.g. ECK, CKRC, NCEP II , GGP,
PNOWB, IEA etc.

3.0 Scope of activities

3.1 Study the project memorandum (Annex 1)
3.2 Study the Kenya Country Assistance Plan (Annex 3)
3.3 Study PEP I PCR and PEP II inception review (Annex 2)
3.4 The revised logical framework (Annex 4),
3.5 Study the Drivers of Change studies (Annex 5) including those on agriculture studies
(Annex 6) and Investment Climate (Annex 7)
3.6 Asses the extent of achievements in the context of the logical framework.
3.7 Study frameworks, concept notes and strategic plans of all activities in the programme.
3.8 Meet and discuss the project implementation with DFID advisers, and other relevant
parties including other development partners, CSO’s, NCEP II/GGP FMA and TAT’s.
3.9 Undertake limited field visits (possibly 3 – to be agreed upon) and interview a
representative sample of actors. In this case, specifically undertake a review of the GGP
Programme managed by Action Aid as the FMA, with interests on highlighting their human
resources and systems capacity to effectively run the programme. Also, specifically review
the DFID Parliamentary support, with specific reference to the institutional capacities of the
parliament to absorb resources, and take forward the programmes funded by DFID and other
donors.
3.10 Meet Lead donors e.g. CIDA-GESP and other stake holders (e.g. CSO’s) active in the
sector.
3.11 Review all financial documents/information relating to the project

4.0 Outputs

4.1 A short presentation to the PEP project team on the inception phase to highlight your
understanding of the assignment and proposed methodology.

4.2 An aide memoir three pages maximum to be presented to DFID Kenya Change Impact
Monitoring Tables teams (Accountability and Pro-Poor Growth).

4.3 A one top two page executive summary of key findings and recommendations, including
the specific issues on GGP and Parliament support assessments.

4.4 Not more than 25 page report with relevant annexes.

4.5 Completion of the DFID OPR reporting format.


5.0 The Consultant

5.1 DFID Kenya is now seeking the services of a mixed team of consultants to undertake the
output to purpose review. The team will comprise of:
a) A political Scientist with wide programme management experience,
b) Political/Legal/ Human rights/Governance and Democracy Specialist
c) Financial Management experience.

6.0 Timing and Duration

6.1
       Activity                                                  Date
       Commencement of work                                      15 August
1      Preparation time/Review of material/ initial     5 days   15 -        17   August
       interviews/presentation of inception report.              (presentation    on 19
                                                                 August)
2      Meeting with DFID advisors                       1 day
3      Meeting with partners                            2 days
4      Meeting with CSO’s                               2 days
5      Field visits                                     6 days   By 5 September
6.     An aide memoir three pages maximum to be         1        6 September
       presented to the DFID Kenya accountability
       and PPG CIMTs
7.     Drawing        feedback       from         the   1
       PPG/Accountability CIMT, a first draft will be
       produced in the standard DFID Kenya OPR
       format
8      Comments by CIMT members                         1
9.     Final report incorporating comments and          1        Completion       by   9
       views of DFID/ DFID OPR format completed                  September.

7.0 Reporting

7.1 The consultants will report to:
     Mr Martin Oloo, Governance Adviser, DFID Kenya;
     Anita Kaushal, Programme Officer, Governance DFID Kenya and
     Sophia Chemei Programme Support Officer, Governance, DFID Kenya.

				
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