Field research: Kenya (Lukas Goltermann and Pauline Kiamba, 10.2015 - 01.2016)

Field research in Kenya

Field research in Kenya

Lukas Goltermann and Pauline Kiamba undertook field research in Kenya to explore if and how the Kenyan government guides and supports water partnerships. To this effect, the interviews targeted two water partnerships: Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) and the Kenyan Water Partnership (KWP). 30 interviews were conducted with key actors in the selected partnerships, with their local implementing partners, government representatives, local community-based organizations and other stakeholders. The interviews yielded valuable insights into actors’ perspectives on and success factors of the partnerships, and into the (non-) existing meta-governance and the rather fragmented nature of the institutional framework conditions provided for partnerships in the Kenyan context. The findings from the field research informed the following publication:

Marianne Beisheim/Anne Ellersiek/Lukas Goltermann/Kiamba, Pauline, „Meta-Governance of Partnerships for Sustainable Development. Actors’ Perspectives from Kenya“, in: Public Adminis­tration and Development, doi: 10.1002/pad.1810.