New SID Report: The Status of Governance in Kenya 2012

Regional office of the Society for International Development in East Africa (SID)-EA in partnership with UNDP-Amkeni Wakenya, Uraia Trust, UN Women-Usawa ni Haki- Gender and Governance Programme (GGP)

The Status of Governance in Kenya: A baseline Survey Report 2012

This report provides the findings of a national baseline study on the key issues affecting citizen’s awareness, knowledge and practices relating to their civic and constitutional rights and their participation in democratic processes.  The findings from the baseline survey provide a useful resource for organizations implementing civic education. They provide insights for the development of programmes based on the general state of information and attention to key reforms and the attitudes of the citizenry on issues around leadership, integrity and national reconciliation. 

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SID (, the Society for International Development is a global network of individuals and institutions committed to the promotion of participative, pluralistic and sustainable development. Since its inception in 1957, SID has sought to facilitate dialogue between different development actors and bridge the gap between development theory and practice.  The SID regional office for Eastern Africa, based in Nairobi, has contributed to broadening awareness on key development issues and enabled structural reforms in the politics and economics of the member states of the East African Community (EAC).



Amkeni Wakenya ( is a UNDP led Facility set up to promote democratic governance in Kenya. The name Amkeni Wakenya is inspired by the second stanza of the National Anthem that calls upon all Kenyans to actively participate in nation building. Amkeni Wakenya primarily works through civil society organizations (CSOs) in recognition of the significant role that they play in ensuring that the aspirations of Kenyans are taken into consideration in the democratization process. 



Uraia Trust ( was established in 2011 as a successor to Kenya’s National Civic Education Programme phase I and II (NCEP I& II). Its focus is to contribute to the progress of Kenya through the development of its most important resource –‘Kenyan citizens’-‘raia’ in Kiswahili. Uraia’s approach is to promote citizenship from a rights and responsibility aspect.



UN Women -Usawa Ni Haki ( Gender and Governance Programme (GGP) was developed as a follow up to the Engendering Political Process Programme implemented in 2002 to support women actively in the 2002 general election. GGP is formulated to deepen gains in ensuring that women issues remain relevant in the national polity, to support transformative leadership across all levels and tiers of government that delivers for people and in particular gender equality and to strengthen women’s leadership within communities and at the national levels.