Mid-term Review of SymbioCity Kenya
The overall objective of this mid-term review was to assess the efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of the programme design, governance and programme management of the SymbioCity Kenya programme. An additional objective was to formulate recommendations on changes and improvements in the programme approach.
About the Programme: The Government of Kenya through the Council of Governors (CoG), with support from the Embassy of Sweden, embarked on the SymbioCity Kenya Programme in 2015 and is implemented in cooperation with the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR) and SKL International.
The scope of the mid-term review covered both the results achieved, the implementation arrangements and partnership between Council of Governors (CoG) and the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR).
A mid-term review paid for by Sweden was foreseen as part of the programme set-up and therefore stipulated in the agreement between Sweden and Kenya.
The purpose of the mid-term review was to carry out a thorough external review of how the programme had evolved from its conception until then, and identify whether it needed to be realigned to ensure that optimal final results were achieved. Such a review would therefore support Sweden to assess progress as well as take informed decisions about potential changes and improvements in the programme set-up.