The AWV 2025 project aims to improve internal governance, institutional capacity and the adoption of previously identified best-practice in order to strengthen Kenya’s performance on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)2. Gaining a better understanding of how this project has developed and been implemented will help to inform future initiatives and address gaps or challenges. The top-down impact of AWV 2025 in the national context of Kenya and its rural population is examined. We assess the actions taken by successive Kenyan governments in improving the efficiency of public administration and facilitating community participation in the decision-making process. We then assess the top-down impact of the African Water Vision 2025 (AWV 2025) on the national development priorities and specific activities in the water sector in Kenya. The effect of AWV 2025 in framing policy and commitments, and on the SDGs deployment, is assessed.
Finally, we identify areas of and barriers, and provide recommendations to guide future policy initiatives, to better respond to the needs of people at all levels of society, and to create an enabling environment for the private sector moving into new and more profitable water business ventures. d2c66b5586