Ending Drought Emergencies Policy Review
The purpose of this review is to highlight some of the political economy factors that affect the implementation of Kenya’s Ending Drought Emergencies (EDE) Common Programme Framework (CPF). First, the six pillars of the CPF are analysed using the Knowledge, Policy and Power (KPP) methodology to identify the ways in which institutions, actors’ interests and knowledge management may enable or impede policy outcomes. Second, selected cases that are closely aligned to the investments made under the EDE have been identified through the KPP review and key informant interviews. The extent to which identified political economy factors interact with these investments to impede or enable sustainable economic development is explored. While these examples are drawn from the context of the Kenya EDE, this review is intended to inform the implementation of the Inter-governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Drought Disaster Sustainability Initiative (IDDRSI) in other member states. Ultimately, the aim of this work is to begin to provide policymakers and planners with a convincing evidence base in the form of specific investment cases to illustrate how well-formulated policies can play a significant role in ensuring sustained economic development.