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Development Effectiveness Review 2016

The Development Effectiveness Review series by the African Development Bank presents the state of Africa'€™s agriculture and the Bank'€™s contribution to the sector between 2010 and 2015. As Africa’s premier development finance institution, the Bank has for many years worked to strengthen the agriculture and rural sectors.

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2nd Legislative Summit Outcome Document

The 2nd Legislative Summit provided an opportunity for assessing the progress made by legislatures towards realizing the devolution dream and evaluating the level of preparedness for the ensuing transition period after the general elections. It brought together Senators, Members of County Assemblies (MCAs) from across the country, constitutional offices, development partners, representatives from the private sector, civil society, the media and technocrats from the public service, Senate and county assemblies.

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Communique of the Pre-legislative summit events

The Second Legislative Summit side events provided the much needed opportunity to review progress made towards mainstreaming Kenya’s constitutional principles of equality and inclusion with specific focus on persons with disability, women and the youth. The following are some of the recommendations

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State of Women's Rights Report

This is an African Union commissioned report with technical support from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and contribution from UN Women in commemoration of the 2016 as the Africa Year of Human Rights with a particular focus on the rights of women. The report assesses progress made using specific thematic areas where protection gaps currently persist and where action is needed.

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UN-GOK Joint Programme on Gender Based Violence

The Programme is anchored on Kenya’s Constitution as well as the legal and policy framework on GBV. The design of the focus of this Programme is informed by among others a situational analysis commissioned by The Government of Kenya and UN agencies conducted between June-August 2016 and informed by the end term evaluation of the UN-Government of Kenya Joint Programme on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment which called for the elaboration of programmes that are more thematically focused and demand driven.

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Fourth Annual Devolution Conference Joint Communique

The main objective of the Fourth Annual Devolution Conference was to assess the progress in implementation of the devolved system of Government as witnessed over the past four years. These are recommendations from the National and County governments, citizens, the private sector, civil society and development partners to interact and share lessons on devolution and inform the way forward for the implementation of the 2nd phase of devolution after the general elections.

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Leadership with a difference

A publication by the Africa Women and Child Feature Services (AWCFS) of compilation of profiles of women political leaders in Kenya that profiles 14 women leaders -both the incumbents and new entrants- who are aspiring for various political positions in Kenya.

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The failure of the 2016 October-December rains across parts of the Horn of Africa has led to a devastating drought in Somalia, south-eastern Ethiopia, and northern and eastern Kenya. More than 15 million people in these three countries are facing food and water shortages, and famine is now a possibility in Somalia. This is a paper produced from the Inter-Governmental Authority for Development.

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UN Women has been leading efforts to increase financing for gender equality in improving the quality of financing for women through building political support and transforming institutional practices. UN Women Kenya office, in partnership with the Office of the Controller of Budget, undertook a scoping analysis of gender-responsive budgeting interventions, lessons from past programming, and existing initiatives on making public finance management reform processes in Kenya gender responsive. The study analysed the current context (the period after the 2010 constitution), programmes, projects, key players, and funding

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Outcome Document on the Africa Ministerial Pre-Consultative Meeting on the 61st Commission on the Status of Women

The Ministerial outcome document on the Africa Ministerial Pre-Consultation on the Commission on the Status of Women 61st Session in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia under the theme “Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Changing World of Work” that brought together stakeholders from Member States, the United Nations, Africa Union Commission (AUC), development partners and representatives of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs).

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This is a report by the Kenya Women Parliamentary Association (KEWOPA) that focuses the on achieving the two thirds gender rule through elective processes with focus on the political parties by increase the number of seats competitively won by women in the national assembly (single member constituencies) from the current 5.5 % to at least 8% in the 2017 elections through collaboratively engaging with political parties nominate winnable women in winnable positions and constituencies.

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IFC Gender Agribusiness Report

This is a report by the IFC calling on the private sector to invest in closing gaps between men and women in agribusiness. It focuses on four different stages of a simplified value chain: (1) input provision and use; (2) production; (3) post-harvest processing and storage; and (4) transportation, marketing, and sales

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Assessment of the uptake of 30% public procurement for Women, Youth and Persons with Disability

This is a report commissioned by UN Women on assessment of the uptake of 30% public procurement opportunities for women, youth and PWDs at county level. It includes the information about AGPO, UN Women and the objectives of the study; Literature review- analysis of the existing policy and legislative framework and institutional arrangements on AGPO; Methods/Methodology, Conclusions and recommendations.

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Outcome of the Second High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation

This report by the participants of the second High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation, held in Nairobi, Kenya, on 28 November-1 December 2016 set to highlight on the outcome of the deliberations from the meeting in the spirit of partnership and commitment to effective development cooperation as a means to achieve the universal and inter-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) recognizing unity of purpose, inter-dependence and respective responsibilities.

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Africa Plan of Action sendai implementationinafrica pdf Mauritius draft

The African Union Heads of State and Government expressed their strong commitment to the implementation of the Sendai Framework as a means of sustaining the momentum generated by the Extended Programme of Action. It is noteworthy that the ARSDRR was developed before the HFA was adopted as the global framework on disaster risk reduction. The Sendai Framework, thus, provides the opportunity to implement the new global framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR in Africa, based on a Programme of Action (PoA) that strengthens efforts to increase resilience which will drive poverty reduction, sustainable development in line with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Agenda 2063:

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Doing Business in Kenya

Doing Business in Kenya 2016 is the third report of the subnational Doing Business series in Kenya by the World Bank. It measures business regulations and their enforcement in 11 counties: Busia (Malaba), Isiolo, Kakamega, Kiambu (Thika), Kisumu, Machakos, Mombasa, Nairobi, Narok, Nyeri and Uasin Gishu (Eldoret). The report measures regulations affecting 4 stages of the life of a small or medium-size business: starting a business, dealing with construction permits, registering property and enforcing contracts.

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Leadership with a Difference

A profile of women leaders in Kenya compiled by the African Women and Child Features Services in Partnership with UN women Kenya. Showcasing some of their achievements, challenges and strengths.

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Africa Human Development Report 2016

Gender inequality is costing sub-Saharan Africa on average $US95 billion a year, peaking at US$105 billion in 2014€“ or six percent of the region'€™s GDP€“ jeopardising the continent'€™s efforts for inclusive human development and economic growth, according to the Africa Human Development Report 2016. The report analyses the political, economic and social drivers that hamper African women'€™s advancement and proposes policies and concrete actions to close the gender gap.

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Women Matter Africa

Women Matter report by McKinsey & Company is widely referenced as evidence of the link between a company'€™s share of women in leadership positions and its financial performance and organizational health.

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UN Women Annual Report 2015

Here in Kenya and around the world, 2015 was a significant year for development and the promotion of gender equality. This was the year when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It is an ambitious agenda centred on 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and focused on providing a global action plan to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all. Gender equality and the empowerment of women is integrated into all 17 SDGs, which are interrelated and interdependent.

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The objective of the “One UN” is to improve the impact, coherence, efficiency, effectiveness and positioning of the UN system in Kenya to enable it better assist the country to meet the MDGs and Vision 2030. This will be achieved through One Programme, One Budgetary Framework, One Office, One Leader and Communicating as One. readmore