The County Governance Toolkit
The Toolkit is designed to assist users in navigating the processes and steps county governments and citizens take to:
These are the County Public Expenditure Management (PEM) processes.
The Toolkit provides users with an overview of each step, the roles and responsibilities of the different actors, and useful tools and resources. It draws upon and provides links to relevant national and county guidelines, laws and policies, and references materials and tools developed by AHADI, its partners and other institutions.
It is designed for citizens, civil society organisations, officials and elected leaders of county and national government entities, and practitioners with interest in and/or responsibility for county governance.
The County Governance Toolkit was initially designed as the AHADI Project “Mentor’s Toolkit” to provide a reference for the experts AHADI engaged as in-county mentors to ensure a unified approach to capacity development and cross-county learning. As the AHADI Project’s was coming to an end the Project expanded the toolkit and turned it into a user friendly, accessible web-based platform with the intention of leaving behind useful knowledge and tools.
As a contribution to the promotion of civic education, active citizenship and effective and responsive service delivery, we hope the Toolkit will be used and further developed for years to come.
The AHADI Project
The Agile and Harmonized Assistance for Devolved Institutions (AHADI) Project is a United States (USAID) and United Kingdom (UKAid) Government funded programme implemented by the Center for International Development of the State University of New York (SUNY), Local Development International (LDI) and the Urban Institute (UI).
The six-year project began in 2014 to support Kenya’s transition to the devolved system of government. AHADI had three mutually reinforcing objectives which are important to the successful implementation of the devolved system of government as set out in the Constitution of Kenya (2010) and these are:
The project delivered a series of complementary strategic interventions targeting 22 county governments, national government entities and civil society organisations (CSOs). The AHADI Project used the county public expenditure management (PEM) process as the entry point and focus for policy, legislative and institutional strengthening, building the counties’ administrative, technical and financial