- Vision,Mission & Core Values
- Establisment of the Fund
- Implementation structure
- Mandate & Functions of the Board
- Our Service Charter
- Audit Structure
- Representation, Legislation and Oversight structure
- Eligible & Ineligible Projects
- Project Management Process
- Roles of Citizens
- Impact/Successes of the Fund
- NG-CDF Management Structure
- Complaint Process
- NG-CDF and Risk Management
Equitable socio-economic development coutrywide.
To Provide Leadership and Policy direction for effective and efficient management of the Fund.
- Transparency and Accountability
- Professionalsm and Integrity
- Commitment and Teamwork
- Neutrality and Objectivity
- Timeliness and Excellence
- Advocacy For Citizen Participation
The National Government Constituencies Development Fund (NGCDF) is established under the NG-CDF Act, 2015 as amended in 2016. The main purpose of the Fund is to address socio-economic development of the people at the constituency level in order to reduce poverty and enhance regional equity. The NG-CDF Act 2015 aligned the operations of the Fund to the new constitutional dispensation especially in terms of ensuring that the law strongly embraces the principles of participation of the people, separation of powers, and delineation of functions between National and County governments.
The Fund is domiciled within the ministry in charge of National Economic Policy & Planning, currently The National Treasury and Planning & Managed by The National Government CDF Board at the National level, the NG-CDF committees at the constituency level and the project Management Committees(PMC) at the constituency level.
- The Fund is managed by the National Government CDF Board at the National level, the NG-CDF committees at the constituency level and the Project Management Committees (PMC) at the community level
- The NG-CDF Board is a body corporate falling under the National Treasury and Planning. The Ministry ensures budgetary provisions and offers policy direction to the Fund
- The National Treasury finances the NG-CDF budgets and provides financial guidelines for effective and efficient management of the Fund
- The National Government CDF committees develops project proposals in consultation with wananchi through periodic ward level open forums, submits them to the NG-CDF Board for approval and facilitates the PMCs in the planning, implementation, and sustenance of the projects once completed
- The project Management committees and the NG-CDF committees collaborates for efficient project management through technical support of relevant government department within the sub-county
Mandate and Functions of the Board
The Board derives its mandate from the NG-CDF (Amendment) Act 2016 . Specifically, the functions of the Board are to:
- Consider project proposals submitted from various constituencies in accordance with the Act, approve for funding those projects proposals that are consistent with the Act and send funds to the respective constituency fund account with respect to the approved projects.
- Ensure timely and efficient disbursement of funds to every constituency.
- Ensure efficient management of the Fund.
- Co-ordinate the implementation of projects at the inter-constituency level.
- Receive and address complaints that may arise from the implementation of the Act.
- Encourage best practices in the implementation of projects.
- Administer the funds and assets of the Board in such manner and for such purpose as shall promote the best interest of the Board in accordance with the Act to ensure efficient management of the Fund.
- Perform such other duties as the Board may deem necessary from time to time for the proper management of the Fund.
- Pursuant to section 11 Of NG-CDF Act 2015 ; the Fund is audited by the Auditor General who reports to Parliament annually
- Further, the sub-county internal auditors in every constituency track the utilization of the Fund and regularly reports to the National Treasury with a copy to the NG-CDF Board.
- In line with section 16 (b) of NG-CDF Act 2015 the Board has established its own internal audit department that reviews constituency accounts and provides assurance on efficient utilization of the Fund.
Representation, Legislation and Oversight Structure
National Assembly allocates Funds to NG-CDF through the Vote Head of the National Treasury and planning in line with the annual budgetary cycle
- The National Assembly ensures appropriate legal framework is in place for effective management of the Fund
- Through the National Assembly Select Committee on NG-CDF oversees the policy framework for efficient management of the Fund
- Through the Auditor General’s annual report to the Parliamentary Accounts Committee (PAC) and the Parliamentary investment committee (PIC) oversees efficient Financial management of the Fund.
Projects falling within the functions of the National Government as outlined in the constitution of Kenya will be funded.
Projects that are community based in order to ensure that the prospective benefits are availed to a widespread cross-section of the inhabitants of a particular area.
- Funds should not be used to finance religious bodies/activities and political bodies/activities.
- Projects falling within the devolved functions such as water & Health.
- Projects that are recurrent in nature.
- Projects benefiting individuals and or small groups of people.
- Projects involving personal awards whether in cash or kind.
Roles of Citizens
- The Constitution of Kenya advocates for community participation in project formulation and implementation for ownership and sustainability.
- In this regards the NG-CDF expects its implementing agencies to put community at the forefront in the project cycle. The community is therefore expected to:
- Participate in open public meetings convened by the Chairperson of the NG-CDFC to deliberate on development matters in the ward and the constituency, to facilitate in prioritization of projects to be submitted to the NG-CDFC.
- To participate in project implementation through provision of locally available resources (land, materials, labour or skills) either voluntarily or for pay.
- Participate in nomination and formation of PMCs and NG-CDFC.
- To provide feedback to the Board, law enforcement Agencies & to the public on matters concerning the Fund.
- Witness the commissioning of projects and issuance of cheques and other disbursements by the constituency committee To takeover & sustain completed projects.
- NGCDF funding of schools has assisted in increased student enrollment and transition rate from primary to secondary.
- Reduced the distance travelled by school children to access education by building schools closer to home.
- NG-CDF Bursary has helped retain students from low income families in schools.
Establishment of police posts, installation of high mast security lights, security officers staff houses and local administration offices has enhanced security network throughout the country therefore:
- Reducing crime rates
- Improving the living standards of security officers,
- bringing services closer to the people
- Enhancing businesses
Exercising their democratic rights to self-governance, through participation in the process of debating and identifying priority projects to be funded through NG-CDF.
The fund has accelerated the government’s effort of creating employment away from urban centers by engaging local labour, while supporting local entrepreneurs through purchase of services/materials from village suppliers.
Funding of Sports Activities
The fund has encouraged talent development by organizing sports tournaments in different fields leading to reduction of crime rates leading to a productive youth.
- The Management Receives Compliant
- Information is sought from relevant Fund Account by virtue of section 24(10) of the NG-CDF Act.
- The matter is taken to the relevant committee of the Board which makes appropriate recommendation/s to the Board by virtue of Section 6(1)(e).
- Arbitration is commenced.
- The matter is taken to court.
NG-CDF and Risk Management
There is a strong relationship between risk management and service delivery at NG-CDF Board. Effective risk management is an important route towards securing the right service to be delivered to the public, and also maximizing the level of service provision which can be achieved within the Board.
Why Risk Management at NG-CDF?
- To ensure effective and efficient Management of the Fund
- Enhance service delivery
Roles of NG-CDF Committee in Risk management
- Coordinate and monitor the implementation of Risk management initiatives within the constituency
- Conduct Risk assessment and develop monitoring systems of the risks
- Monitoring risks in the constituency