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 over 20 years of experience in governance work at the national and county levels. This experience includes direct engagement with the government, the private sector, individuals and groups. TI-Kenya uses advocacy as its signature approach which is complemented by other strategies such as partnership development, research, capacity building and civic engagement. TI-Kenya's focus lies the health, education, security (police), humanitarian aid and natural resource governance (climate governance, extractives and land) sectors.

CPI Score: 27

CPI Rank: 144

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Global Partners:

Theory of Change

Behaviour Change
Anti-Corruption Activism Seeking Redress Against Corruption
Change Type:



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


A baseline survey conducted in Embakasi, a sub-county in Nairobi County, showed apparent gaps in the capacities of health facility management committees to manage and monitor budgets. Meanwhile, an analysis of the Auditor General reports shows resources that should be spent on improving public services are currently wasted.

The project works with stakeholders in the health sector including, but not limited to, Health Facility Management Committees (HFMCs),facilities in charge, citizens, CSOs, and government agencies.


  1. Baseline study
    Risk assessment, vulnerability map & baseline study
  2. Development of ICT platforms including mobile application, journalists knowledge base, website and a flash survey
    System development
  3. Training and sensitization
    Awareness raisingStrategic working groups & Collaboration
  4. Journalists and media engagement
    Media campaign
  5. Policy briefs development, review and publication of materials
    AdvocacyPolicy briefing


  1. Health facilities displaying financial data on the A4T mobile application has enhanced transparency and participation in budgeting processes.
  2. Journalists supported with a grant and mentorship programme investigated and reported on corruption in the management of public funds in the health sector and poor service delivery.
  3. Health facility management committees 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 were taken up and highlighted by the trained/mentored journalists