Mappings of Civil Society, IFIs, Private Sector Players and Actors, and Survey on Public Perception of Privatization in Kenya

This report entitled ‘The Mappings of Civil Society (CS), International Financing Institutions (IFIs), Private Sector (PS) players and actors, and Survey on Public Perception of Privatization in Kenya’ was commissioned by PSI and DGB Bildungswerk (DGB BW) under the Value Chains Project 'Promoting Transparency and Decent Work in Supply Chains in Electricity, Water and Waste Services in Sub-Sahara Africa'.

This is the study report on two activities: mappings on civil society organizations (CSOs), international financing institutions (IFIs), private sector players and actors, and survey on public perception of privatization. The mappings were done through a desk review and the survey was done using a questionnaire. The mapping process included grouping the civil society organizations (CSOs) into four clusters, the IFIs into five sections, private sector players and private actors into three groups. The public perception on the PPP’s provision of public services was carried out by conducting a survey focusing on efficiency, affordability and transparency.

A desk mapping review shows that Kenya has several CSOs, IFIs, Private Sector and Actors with diverse mandates. The review focused on their mandates, functions, structures and levels of operations with a focus on how water, sanitation, electricity, and waste services are provided and perceived by public.

The report also focuses in identifying information that PSI and DGB BW affiliates national Trade Unions and civil society organizations (CSOs) can use to position themselves in regard to privatization, transparency and the value chains of public services. PSI public services trade unions affiliates in Kenya include the the Union of Kenya Civil Servants (UKCS); the Kenya Union of Commercial Food and Allied Workers (KUCFAW); the Kenya County Government Workers Union (KCGWU) and Kenya Electrical Trades and Allied Workers (KETAWU).