This study examines in detail the development aid architecture in Kenya’s agriculture sector. The focus is on the mechanisms in place within the Kenyan government (and ministry of agriculture in particular), mechanisms among and within donor agencies, and overall coordination mechanisms that bring together the donors and the government. Findings show that coordination and harmonization activities among donors are yet to yield the desired outcomes such as the division of labor protocol and joint programming. Weaknesses are also observed on the government side where it appears authorities are yet to internalize PD concepts and interpret them to suit the country's needs. The author argues for the need to strengthen mechanisms of citizen participation and oversight over aid effectiveness architecture thereby ensure greater accountability from lead agencies involved in the development cooperation processes including government bureaucrats.
Borter, Daniel Kipleel
"The Aid Effectiveness Architecture in Africa: An Analysis of Aid Structures in Kenya’s Agriculture Sector,"
International Journal of African Development: Vol. 4:
2, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/ijad/vol4/iss2/4