Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate Stakeholders
MED has established partnerships and collaborations to support its work which is mainly geared towards M&E reports preparation, capacity development and resource mobilization.
Ministries, Counties, Departments and Agencies (MCDAs): These institutions are the primary source of M&E data which is processed to produce the various M&E reports for example Annual Progress Reports, Public Expenditure Reviews, Public Expenditure Tracking Survey reports among others.
Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS)
This is one of the key institutions that deals with the provision of complementary data in production of M&E Reports. The Statistics Act 2006 specifically mandates KNBS to: Act as the principal agency of the Government for collecting, analyzing and disseminating statistical data in Kenya; Acts as a custodian of official statistics; Conducts the Population and Housing Census every ten years, and such other censuses and surveys as the Board may determine; Maintain a comprehensive and reliable National socio-economic database; Establish standards and promote the use of best practices and methods in the production and dissemination of statistical information across the National Statistical System; and Plan, authorize, coordinate and supervise all official statistical programmes undertaken within the National Statistical System. These surveys and subsequent reports are some of the main documents used in preparation of Annual Progress Reports and Public Expenditure Reviews.
President’s Service Delivery Unit (PDU): The unit is a Resource Centre of Government Information based in the Presidency. Its primary function is to improve the coordination of National Government flagship programmes, monitor, evaluate and report on the President’s key development priorities. Information of Government Priority Projects is obtained from this office.
Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat (VDS)
Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat (VDS) is charged with the mandate of spearheading the implementation of the Vision 2030 as the Country’s Blueprint and Strategy towards making Kenya a newly industrializing middle-income Country. The Secretariat provides strategic leadership and direction in the realization of the Vision 2030 goals, and closely collaborates with line Ministries in developing the five-year Medium-Term Plans for the realization of the Vision. The Secretariat is an important partner especially in providing information on implementation of flagship projects
Controller of Budget: The Office of the Controller of Budget produces critical reports for production of M&E reports which include quarterly, annual and special reports on budget implementation matters of the National and County Governments as provided by law according to (Article 228 (6)).
Budget Office Treasury: The functions of this department include: coordination of the preparation and presentation to Parliament of MTEF and Annual Estimates of expenditure; development of broad priorities for allocation of public expenditure and implementing Ministerial Ceiling System; enforcing proper management control, monitoring and evaluation for efficient utilization of budgetary resource to realize value for money; setting up systems for the budget process e.g. GFS classification MTEF Budget and ensuring that allocation of resources is consistent with Government policy priorities. Consequently, reports from this office are very important especially in the preparation of Public Expenditure Reviews.
Office of Auditor General: The Office of the Auditor General provides Audits Reports on public accounts of the National and County Governments; the accounts of all funds and authorities of the National and County Governments; the accounts of all Courts; the accounts of every Commission and Independent Offices established by the Constitution; the accounts of the National Assembly, the Senate and the County Assemblies; the accounts of political parties funded from public funds; the public debt; and the accounts of any other entity that legislation requires the Auditor-General to audit. The Auditor-General may audit and report on the accounts of any entity that is funded from public funds. It is thus an important office in provision of financial reports in the preparation of Public Expenditure report.
State Department for Planning (SDGs) UNIT
This is a unit in the State Department for Planning charged with the responsibility of mainstreaming and coordinating the implementation of SDGs in the Country. The unit is important in providing information on implementation of the Agenda 2030 in the Country. This information is used to establish the performance of the Country in realizing the Sustainable Development Goals as well as in benchmarking with other States.
Public Service Commission
This is an important partner in ensuring that the Monitoring, Evaluation and Statistics functions within the Public Service are adequately staffed in line with this Policy.
This Summit which is established under Section. 7 of the Intergovernmental Relations Act, 2012 is listed as a stakeholder as it is one of the consumers of the M&E reports. The summit comprises of the President or in the absence of the President, the Deputy President, who is the chairperson; and the Governors of the Forty-Seven Counties. The functions of the Summit is among other things, provide a forum for: Consultation and cooperation between the National and County Governments; Evaluating the performance of National or County Governments and recommending appropriate action; Receiving progress reports and providing advice as appropriate; Monitoring the implementation of National and County Development Plans and recommending appropriate action; and Coordinating and harmonizing the development of County and National Governments Policies.
The Council of Governors (CoG)
This Council of Governors is a key partner as it serves as the link between the National Integrated M&E System (NIMES) and County Integrated M&E System (CIMES) and also as a consumer of M&E reports. The functions of the Council are among other things are; Provide a forum for: a) Consultation amongst County Governments; b) Sharing of information on the performance of the Counties in the execution of their functions with the objective of learning and promotion of best practice and where necessary, initiating preventive or corrective action; c) Considering matters of common interest to County Governments; d) Dispute resolution between Counties within the framework provided under this Act; e) Facilitating capacity building for governors; f) Receiving reports and monitoring the implementation of inter-county agreements on inter-county projects; g) Consideration of matters referred to the Council by a member of the public; h) Consideration of reports from other intergovernmental forums on matters affecting National and County interests or relating to the performance of Counties; and, i) Performing any other function as may be conferred on it by any legislation or that it may consider necessary or appropriate.
Development partners who include Civil Society Organizations, Private Sector Organizations, Foundations, Faith Based and Community based organizations. These organizations not only undertake M&E but also advocate for the use of M&E and mobilize resources for M&E activities in the Country. These actors also support the Government (materially, financially) and in terms of human resources (skills transfer) for project/programme implementation and M&E activities.
Academia /Research Institutions and Schools
The Academia is important in development and strengthening of M&E capacities in the country. Over the years, inadequate M&E capacity has been a challenge in the Country. To address this, the MED in partnership with various universities developed M&E curriculums for certificate, postgraduate diploma and Masters Degree Courses. In addition, MED jointly with Kenya School of Government (KSG), developed County Result Based M&E manuals to train County Officers on both basic M&E and setting up M&E systems at the devolved structures. Universities and Research Institutions are also important in the provision of expertise especially in undertaking of evaluations.
National Evaluation Society
The Evaluation Society of Kenya (ESK) is the National Network of Professionals and Organizations involved in M&E. The association through its members supports promotion of M&E, development of M&E systems and capacities in the Country. In addition, it will provide an important forum for learning and information sharing.