Khanya-African Institute for Community Driven Development (Khanya-aicdd)
has been managing a four-country action-research project on
community-based worker (CBW) systems as a mechanism for pro-poor service
delivery. This 3-year project was implemented in four countries, namely
South Africa, Lesotho, Uganda and Kenya. The project is focusing on
promoting dispersed, active and locally accountable community-based
workers across various sectors, advocacy for policy and institutional
support for community-based worker systems and strengthening linkages
between community, government, facilitating agents and other
stakeholders. The Project Purpose is that 'Organisations in South
Africa, Uganda, Lesotho and Kenya have adapted and implemented a
community-based worker system for service provision in the natural
resource / HIV sectors, and policy makers and practitioners in the
region have increased awareness of and interest in the use of CBW models
for pro-poor service delivery'.
The overall objective of this report is to document the action-research
process in Kenya from the inception of the project in January 2004 to
its end in March 2007. The main activities undertaken included the
review of in-country experiences of CBW systems shared in a workshop
held in July 2004, participation in regional exchange workshops, a study
tour to Peru, and the implementation and evaluation of the pilot
projects. The report has four parts. Part A gives the background and
explains the project purpose. Part B gives the situational analysis
prior to the project. Part C explains what happened during the project.
Part D discusses the recommendations and the way forward.
DFID, UK, xi + 49 pp.
Final Country Report on Community-based Worker Systems in Kenya