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GEF Evaluation Office

UNDP Evaluation Office

Joint Evaluation of the
GEF Small Grants Programme

Country Program Case Study:
Kenya

Prepared by
Violet Matiru
Environment Liaison Centre International
Nairobi, Kenya
and
Howard Macdonald Stewart
United Nations Development Programme
New York, USA
June 2007

GEF Evaluation Office–UNDP Evaluation Office

Joint Evaluation of the GEF Small Grants Programme

Contents
Foreword ......................................................................................................................................... ii  Abbreviations ................................................................................................................................. iii  Executive Summary ....................................................................................................................... iv  1  Background ................................................................................................................................1  1.1 

Methodology..................................................................................................................1 

1.2 

Kenya: The Environmental and Socioeconomic Context..............................................1 

1.3 

Key Environmental Policies and Laws..........................................................................2 

1.4 

The GEF in Kenya .......................................................................................................10 

1.5 

History of the GEF’s SGP in Kenya............................................................................12 

1.6 

Structure and Operations of the SGP in Kenya ...........................................................12 

1.7 

SGP Portfolio in Kenya ...............................................................................................14 

2  Relevance of the SGP ..............................................................................................................20  2.1 

Alignment of the SGP with Country-Level Sustainable Development Priorities .......21 

2.2 

Alignment of the SGP with Environmental Priorities and Programs ..........................23 

2.3 

Relations of the SGP to the GEF Country Portfolio ....................................................23 

2.4 

Benefits to the GEF’s Reputation ................................................................................30 

3  Effectiveness of the SGP .........................................................................................................32  3.1 

Global Environmental Benefits ...................................................................................33 

3.2 

SGP Contribution to Local Benefits ............................................................................35 

3.3 

Contribution of the SGP to Meeting International Obligations ...................................41 

3.4 

Monitoring and Evaluation System .............................................................................46 

3.5 

SGP Governance Structure ..........................................................................................48 

4  Efficiency and Cost Effectiveness of the SGP .........................................................................52  4.1 

Efficiency of the Country Administrative Structure....................................................52 

4.2 

The SGP Compared with Other Small Grants .............................................................55 

5  Lessons and Recommendations ...............................................................................................57  5.1 

Lessons ........................................................................................................................57 

5.2 

Recommendations...
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