Webinar: Kenya – the biggest bang: key success factors and challenges going forward


The 2010 Constitution provided a remarkable opportunity to fundamentally change the relationship between government and citizens in Kenya. The Constitution enabled a shift from centralized to decentralized and from “top-down” to “bottom-up” in a way rarely seen in other countries engaging in decentralization. It is now eight years since the first county governments and county assemblies took office which offers a good opportunity to take stock of the State of Devolution through the lens of achievements and challenges in two central areas, improved public financial management and enhanced public participation. The session will focus on experiences in public financial management as an important tool to improve public service delivery and, the efforts made in strengthening public participation, governance, and accountability.

(This webinar session is co-hosted by the World Bank and UNDP).

Thursday December 16, 3 pm NBO (7 am NYC/DC)

Session introduction Muratha Kinuthia, Senior Social Development specialist,
The World Bank, World Bank
Citizen Engagement and Public Participation [Watch on YouTube] H.E. Prof. Kivutha Kibwana, Governor of
Public Financial Management [Watch on YouTube] Selly Yagan, Commision of Revenue Allocation
Discussant: Judy Oduma [Watch on YouTube]Judy Oduma, CEO County Assemblies Forum CAF
Discussant: Wanjiru Gikonyo [Watch on YouTube] Wanjiru Gikonyo, National Coordinator, The Institute for Social Accountability (TISA)
Discussant: Odhiambo Akoum [Watch on YouTube] Odhiambo Akoum, Public Policy and Fiscal Decentralization Expert
Discussion / Q&AModerator, panelists and audience

This webinar is part of the Local Public Sector Alliance Knowledge Week on Decentralization and Local Development in Sub-Saharan Africa.