Project


Action For Transparency

Chapter: Kenya | Project range: Local | Year: 2015

Chapter details

About the chapter:
Founded in 1999 in Kenya, TI-Kenya is a not-for-profit organisation with the aim of developing a transparent and corruption-free society. TI-Kenya is one of the autonomous chapters of the global Transparency International movement. The organisation has 20 years’ experience in governance work at the national and county levels. These include direct engagement with the Government, the private sector, individuals and groups. TI-Kenya uses advocacy as its signature approach; this is complemented by other approaches such as partnerships’ development, research, capacity building and civic engagement, with the focus sectors comprising health, education, security (police), humanitarian aid, natural resource governance (climate governance, extractives and land).

CPI Score: 27

CPI Rank: 144


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Summary

Governance & leadership

Information systems

Procurement

Regulation

Research and development

Services

Partners

Global Partners:
FOJO

Theory of Change

Aim

The project is aimed at empowering citizens to monitor public resources in the health sector and report on any misappropriation through ICT platforms including a mobile application and website.

A base line survey conducted in Nairobi County Embakasi sub-county showed gaps in capacity of health facility management committees on budget management and monitoring while an analysis of the Auditor General reports shows wastage of resources that should be spent to improve public services.

The project works with stakeholders in the health sector including but not limited to HFMCs ,facility in charges, citizens ,CSOs, government agencies and government .

Activities

  1. Baseline
    Risk assessment, vulnerability map & baseline study
  2. Development of ICT platforms inclduing mobile application,journalists kwowldge base , website and a flash survey
    System development
  3. Trainings and sensitization- strategiic working groups and collaboration
    Awareness raising
  4. Journalists and media engagement -advocacy
    Media campaign
  5. Policy briefs development,review and publication of materials
    Advocacy

Achievements

  1. Health facilities displaying financial data on the A4T mobile application has enhanced transparency and participation in budget processes .
  2. Journalists supported with a grant and mentorship programme investigated and reported on corruption in management of public funds in the health sector and poor service delivery
  3. Health facility management committes submitted a memorandum to the county health officials highlighting the challenges and funding gaps identified from the PET process.
  4. Received anonymous reports on the A4T mobile application from members of the public on poor service delivery and mismanagement of public funds in the health facilities .Some of the reports taken up and highlighted by the trained/mentored journalists