This County Integrated Development Plan 2018-2022 is the second publication produced by the County Government of Kericho and its stakeholders. The Plan outlines policies, programs and projects to be implemented over the medium term period aimed at continuing to transform county residents. It builds on the achievements of the first County Integrated Development Plan 2013-2017. The policies, programs and projects were identified through a consultative process as required by the Constitution and are aligned to the Kenya Vision 2030, Third MTP including the “Big Four” national Government initiatives, SDGs, Africa Union agenda 2063 and regional and international cooperation frameworks.
The plan is divided into six chapters and annexure. The first chapter provides an overview of the county in terms of its location, area, administrative and political units, demographic and settlement patterns, the county’s sectoral endowments and natural conditions.
The second chapter gives the linkages between the CIDP 2018-2022 and other plans. The policies, programs and projects have been integrated with those in Kenya’s Vision 2030, Third MTP 2018-2022 and “Big Four” national Government initiatives, Sustainable Development Goals, Africa Union Agenda 2063. It is also integrated with sectoral plans, Urban and City Plans within the County and more importantly the National Spatial Plan 2015-2045 as basis for development of the county’s spatial plan. The county will over the planned period create awareness among the residents on these policy documents as well as put in place monitoring and evaluation systems to track progress of implementation of these goals and aspirations.
Chapter three provides a brief analysis of the county revenue streams, expenditure by sector/ subsector and review on implementation of CIDP 2013-2017. The county’s revenue includes equitable share, on revenue which includes locally generated revenue and conditional grants from National Government, as well as funds from development partners to support county programs. The county surpassed its own revenue projections except in the 2016/2017. It grew by 17.5% and 14.1% in FY 2014/2015 and FY2015/2016 respectively while in 2016/2017 it declined by 12.5%. The absorption of recurrent budget improved significantly from 86% in FY 2013/2014 to 98% in FY 2014/2015, slowed to 92% in 2015/2016 before improving slightly to 93% in 2016/2017. Absorption of development budget improved markedly from 54% in FY 2013/2014 to 83% in FY 2016/2017. Most department registered high absorption rate of recurrent expenditure allocations with the rates improving over the year over the period under review while departments registered low absorption rates during the initial year with improvement by end of 2016/2017.Several achievements were registered during the implementation of CIDP 2013-2017.
Chapter four provides the spatial development framework and outlines policies, programs and projects for implementation over the Plan period. The programs and projects were identified through a consultative process right from village levels. Priority programs will include: increased agricultural production and enhancement of value addition; strengthening provision of health services , improving infrastructure , deepening adoption and application of ICT , science, technology and innovation; education and training; conservation of water, environment and natural resources; complete physical planning of urban areas, towns and markets; and undertake spatial planning. In addition, the chapter has captured the flagship projects which have great impact and transformation which the county intends to implement over the period. Cross sector considerations which are key in creating synergy among the various stakeholders are adequately explained.
Chapter five provides the implementation framework and outlines institutional framework, resource requirements by sector, resource mobilization framework and estimated resource gap and measures of addressing it. Chapter six provides the monitoring and evaluation framework for the Plan. It specifically identifies verifiable indicators that will be used to monitor project/program implementation and sets medium term milestones for impact assessment. It also outlines mode of data collection and reporting. The plan also has an annexure which captures all the programs and projects identified during the public participation forums and submissions from stakeholders in form of memorandum.
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