UNDP and Nairobi City County Government Join Forces to Transform Public Service Delivery

March 2, 2023

Mr. Anthony Ngororano, Resident Representative, UNDP Kenya with H.E Governor Sakaja Arthur Johnson during the MoU signing

Martin Namasaka

Nairobi, March 2, 2023 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Nairobi City County Government are teaming up to revolutionize public service delivery through an exciting new partnership. In a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed today, both parties pledged to enhance cooperation and work together to democratize service delivery and accelerate inclusive, green growth and sustainable development.

UNDP's Resident Representative in Kenya, Mr. Anthony Ngororano, hailed the agreement as a milestone towards south-south and triangular cooperation, which will foster inclusive digital transformation in service delivery. Mr. Ngororano added that the partnership also showcases the imperative of supporting planning, monitoring, and service delivery mechanisms in counties.

Under the MOU, Nairobi County will benefit from UNDP's expertise in planning through County specific tools that support integrated development planning. Tools under consideration include; the Nairobi County Human Development Index, the Nairobi County Development Finance Assessment,  Digital Readiness Assessment, Strategic Foresight and Development Observatory. The County will also receive support in monitoring and upskilling through the development of institutional capacity for data science.

H.E Governor Sakaja Arthur Johnson expressed his excitement about the reinforced and strengthened cooperation between Nairobi City County and UNDP. "Strengthening capacity development in Nairobi County has always been among our top priorities," he said. He added that the partnership would help the County strengthen its delivery mechanisms, through Government cost-sharing and innovation towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) acceleration.

The two parties intend to carry out joint study tours and high-level events on areas of mutual interest and priority for the County. It is hoped that the partnership will enable UNDP to leverage its technical know-how and thought leadership in providing development solutions that are green, sustainable, inclusive and leave no one behind.

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About UNDP

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About Nairobi City County Government

The Nairobi City County is the creation of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and successor of the defunct City Council of Nairobi. It operates under the auspices of the Cities and Urban Areas Act, The Devolved Governments Act and a host of other Acts.

The Nairobi City County is charged with the responsibility of providing a variety of services to residents within its area of jurisdiction. These include the services that were hitherto provided by the defunct City Council and the ones that have been transferred from the national government.

The former include Physical Planning, Public Health, Social Services and Housing, Primary Education Infrastructure, Inspectorate Services, Public Works, Environment Management while the latter include Agriculture, Livestock Development and Fisheries, Trade, Industrialization, Corporate Development, Tourism and Wildlife, Public Service Management.

For more information visit: https://nairobi.go.ke/

For media enquiries please contact:

UNDP Kenya

Martin Namasaka

Head of Communications, UNDP Kenya

Email: communication.ke@undp.org

Nairobi City County Government

Beryl Okundi

Director, Public Communications