Key finding of this briefing note: Overall, citizens holding governments to account is dependent on effective civil society and media shaping the space that is created by the Kenyan government.
|Title||Changes in the civic space for water, sanitation and sexual health rights in Kajiado County, Kenya|
|Publication Type||Briefing Note|
|Year of Publication||2020|
|Authors||Fonseca, C, Muturi, M, Karanja, M|
|Pagination||10 p : 3 fig., 5 photos|
|Publisher||IRC and Watershed partners|
|Place Published||The Hague, the Netherlands|
Two large scale programmes have been working in Kajiado County to improve the civic space since 2016. Namely:
The two programmes were funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ “Dialogue and Dissent” which aimed to strengthen the capacities of civil society organisations in evidence-based lobby and advocacy for a range of human rights in low-income countries.
The scope of a cross-sectoral study was to determine the extent to which civic space in governance in Kajiado County had changed from 2016 up until August 2019.
Three aspects were investigated:
This briefing note gives the highlights of the longer case study.
Includes 7 ref.