Amkeni Wakenya Mid-Term Review

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Evaluation Plan:
2018-2022, Kenya
Evaluation Type:
Mid Term Project
Planned End Date:
Completion Date:
Management Response:
Evaluation Budget(US $):


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Title Amkeni Wakenya Mid-Term Review
Atlas Project Number: 00086485
Evaluation Plan: 2018-2022, Kenya
Evaluation Type: Mid Term Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 11/2021
Planned End Date: 10/2021
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Governance
  • 2. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. Output 2.2.3 Capacities, functions and financing of rule of law and national human rights institutions and systems strengthened to expand access to justice and combat discrimination, with a focus on women and other marginalised groups
SDG Goal
  • Goal 16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
SDG Target
  • 16.3 Promote the rule of law at the national and international levels and ensure equal access to justice for all
Evaluation Budget(US $): 70,000
Source of Funding:
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 70,000
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Nationality
Prof Karuti Kanyinga Lead Consultant - Governance Specialist KENYA
Hannag Kamau Evaluation Specialist KENYA
Tom Mboya Cross-Cutting Issues Specialist KENYA
Elizabeth Wachamba Logistics & Operations KENYA
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders:
Countries: KENYA

Develop a robust Theory of Change


There are gaps in knowledge management in the project. Lessons learning should be a regular feature of the project. Political dynamics in the broader context will require regular monitoring so that the project can adapt appropriately:


There is still a lack of awareness on legal aid programmes in general. Three quarters of survey respondents were unaware of ANY legal aid programmes.


There is noted progress on the demand side to access to justice, but less notable progress on the supply side (duty bearers, national and county government officials


The visibility of Amkeni Wakenya is low; not many people are aware of the project in the 12 counties it is operating in.


Achievements were limited in entrenching the devolved system of governance. Many CSOs had challenges working with the national and county governments. There was limited funding to support CSOs engagement with the national and county governments. The project did not make any strategic engagements with the county governments to enhance the work of CSOs.  Nonetheless, over time, some CSOs worked well with the county governments.


The project leveraged the good offices of UNDP to reach the national and county governments. This remains a very good approach but there is no coherent strategy for working and coordinating with other UN programmes and other governance programmes.


The project built the capacity of citizens and local CBOs to improve access to justice and promote human rights. The capacity of duty bearers lagged for many reasons, including low commitment of national and county governments to governance and access to justice related issues


It is unclear how long a grantee should retain support from Amkeni Wakenya. Hence it is possible to create dependence on the project


The project has a coherent results framework that builds on the anticipated results to address the development challenges identified during the design of the project. However, the results framework does not have an impact statement and collection of most outcome level data is missing


Some of the output level indicators are not consistent and vary slightly in their wording, resulting in inconsistency and inaccuracy

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