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Apply County Peer Review Mechanism to improve public service delivery (KE0028)



Action Plan: Kenya Action Plan 2020-2022

Action Plan Cycle: 2020

Status: Active


Lead Institution: NEPAD/APRM, Council of Governors

Support Institution(s): Other implementing organizations TI-Kenya, Mzalendo, TISA, Katiba Institute, The Parliament of Kenya (The Senate and National Assembly), IGTRC

Policy Areas

E-Government, Local Commitments, Public Service Delivery, Social Accountability

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Pending IRM Review

Relevant to OGP Values: Pending IRM Review

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review


In accordance with resolution 32 of the fourth Devolution Conference, we will apply the sub-national survey instrument -the County Peer Review Mechanism (CPRM) to improve public service delivery performance by ensuring sustained citizens’ engagements with their county governments.

Objective CRPM is an evidenced based framework for promoting rigorous citizens engagement, peer reviews and peer learning for mutual accountability and improved service delivery performance.

Status quo Kenya has voluntarily submitted two comprehensive reviews of governance. The most recent review was undertaken under the two-tier governance system. The resolution was done but has never been implemented. County Governments committed to undertake peer reviews and peer learning activities. They are however yet to set in motion the implementation of the peer review and mutual learning processes.

Ambition • To facilitate extensive governance assessments in the semi-autonomous sub national units and peer reviews between Governors. This will be a pioneer initiative and one of the best ways of spurring democratic dialogue over service delivery. • To publicize a county programme of action for continued citizens’ engagement through an online platform that will enable citizens to interactively track its implementation. • For resilience purposes: Lobby for the preparation of a piece of legislation to anchor the CPRM process. Also promote adoption and endorsement of the review reports by the Senate and County Assemblies (as oversight instruments).

No. Verifiable and measurable milestones to fulfill the commitment Status of milestone Start Date End Date 1. Provide technical assistance to the counties on CPRM New February 2021 July 2021 2. Validation and dissemination of the County self-assessment reports New April 2021 October 2021 3. Hosting the CPRM Summit New June 2021 July 2021 4. Preparation of the County Programmes of Action (CPoA) outlining the commitments by government New May 2021 July 2021 5. Advocate for the use of APRM as a tool for oversight by Parliament New March 2021 July 2022


  1. Create public beneficial ownership register

    KE0024, 2020, Access to Information

  2. Implement e-government system adopting Open Contracting Data Standard

    KE0025, 2020, Access to Information

  3. Publish open data to spur innovation in public service delivery and development

    KE0026, 2020, Access to Information

  4. Increase efforts to promote public participation in the legislative process

    KE0027, 2020, Civic Space

  5. Apply County Peer Review Mechanism to improve public service delivery

    KE0028, 2020, E-Government

  6. Implement Access to Information Act

    KE0029, 2020, Access to Information

  7. Implement legislation to increase access to justice

    KE0030, 2020, Access to Justice

  8. Build institutional support of OGP

    KE0031, 2020, Capacity Building

  9. Beneficial Ownership

    KE0018, 2018, Access to Information

  10. Open Contracting

    KE0019, 2018, Access to Information

  11. Open Geo-Spatial Data for Development

    KE0020, 2018, Access to Information

  12. Public Participation

    KE0021, 2018, Capacity Building

  13. Governance Indices

    KE0022, 2018, Capacity Building

  14. Open Government Resiliency

    KE0023, 2018, Capacity Building

  15. More Transparent and Participatory Development of Climate Polices at the National and Subnational Level

    KE0010, 2016, Access to Information

  16. Enhancing Preventive and Punitive Mechanisms in the Fight Against Corruption and Unethical Practices

    KE0011, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  17. Enhance Transparency in the Legislative Process

    KE0012, 2016, E-Government

  18. Publish Oil and Gas Contracts

    KE0013, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  19. Starred commitment Ensure Greater Transparency Around Bids and Contracts

    KE0014, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  20. Create Transparent Public Procurement Process, Public Oversight of Expenditure and Ensure Value-For-Money Towards Citizen Priorities

    KE0015, 2016, Access to Information

  21. Improving Access to Government Budget Information and Creating Wider and More Inclusive Structures for Public Participation

    KE0016, 2016, E-Government

  22. Starred commitment Enhance Right to Information

    KE0017, 2016, Access to Information

  23. Starred commitment Improving Transparency in Electoral Processes: 1.A. Definition of Electoral Boundaries and Name.

    KE0001, 2012, Media & Telecommunications

  24. Improving Transparency in Electoral Processes: 2.B. Voting Information Online

    KE0002, 2012, Access to Information

  25. Promoting Public Participation: 1.B. End-To-End Service Delivery Portal

    KE0003, 2012, E-Government

  26. Promoting Public Participation: 1.D. Public Complaints Portal

    KE0004, 2012, E-Government

  27. Promoting Public Participation: 2.C. Kenya Action Plan Online

    KE0005, 2012, Public Participation

  28. Promoting Public Participation: 1.C. Open Data Portal

    KE0006, 2012, Access to Information

  29. Starred commitment Improving Transparency in the Judiciary: 2.A. Public Vetting of Judges and Case Allocation System

    KE0007, 2012, E-Government

  30. Open Budgets: 3.a. Improve Kenya's OBI Index

    KE0008, 2012, Fiscal Openness

  31. Open Budgets: 3.B. Increase Public Participation in Budgetary Processes

    KE0009, 2012, Access to Information

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