Agenda 2063 and the Sustainable Development Goals will be implemented via the Vision 2030 Medium Term Plan framework. Vision 2030 is Kenya’s long-term vision and plan. It is implemented through a series of 5-year medium-term plans (MTP) at the national level with county governments implementing County Integrated Development Plans (CIDP), which are aligned to the national MTP. The Vision 2030 First Medium Term Plan 2008-2012 (MTPI) succeeded the Economic Recovery Strategy for Wealth and Employment Creation, 2003-2007, as the National Medium Term Plan. Kenya is currently implementing the second Medium Term Plan.
In order to provide stakeholders with insights on implementation of the SDGs as well as Agenda 2063 within the context of the country’s long term development plan, WWF Regional Office for Africa and FEMNET under the auspices of the SDG Kenya Forum commissioned a study of the three development frameworks. The objectives of this study were to develop & share an analysis of Vision 2030 vis-à-vis the Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2063 and to provide stakeholders with recommendations that can inform the implementation and monitoring processes for the Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2063 at both nation and sub-national level as well as roles for non-state actors.
The analysis examined the MTP framework to see how goals and targets within the SDGs and Agenda 2063 could be incorporated in the next generation medium term plan, MTPIII. In assessing how the targets would fit into the current MTP framework it became apparent that some targets across both the SDGs and Agenda 2063 would not easily find a place within the existing MTP sectors. These targets seemed to be cross cutting or address aspects that had not been anticipated. They include targets related to multilateral partnerships and agreements such as Target 1 in Priority 2 of Goal 19 in Agenda 2063 on inauguration of the African Global Partnership Platform, Target 17.16 of the SDGs on enhancing the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development and Target 1 of Priority 1 under Goal 9 of Agenda 2063 on establishment of the African Monetary Union.
Targets related to development assistance, regional integration and immigration were also difficult to place within the MTP sectors.
From our review we did not identify any requirement for a new process/processes to support implementation of the SDGs and Agenda 2063 in Kenya. It is clear that the existing processes to develop a 3rd Medium Term Plan and those to develop the next generation of County Integrated Development Plans (CIDP) would be adequate in getting the job done.
The report contains a number of recommendations related to the structure/design of the medium term plan document, the framework itself and the institutional arrangements currently in place.