Our Projects


 Name of Project
YearCountryRecipient  Short description
Implementation of Best Practices in Public Participation2019KenyaCounty Government of MeruCommissioned to undertake the study on Implementation of Best Practices in Public Participation in the County of Meru. The research identified the best practices that the County Government can utilize to institutionalize public participation in all development programmes, through resident’s active engagement in decision making on service delivery.
Implementation of Universal Health Care for Meru County2018-2019KenyaCounty Government of MeruSouth was commissioned to undertake a research to identify and document best practices, barriers and challenges in implementation of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) programmes.  The study drew lessons from experiences of Makueni and Nyeri Counties UHC programmes, Rwanda Community based health insurance (CBHI) scheme and Ghana National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
Political Economy of Kenya – an Update2018/19KenyaDAI/DFIDUpdated 2018 Political Economy Analysis of Kenya (PEA) to help understand the context of the 2017 general elections and identify critical areas for reflection under the DDP.
Political Economy Analysis (PEA) of Kenya2018/19KenyaDAI/DFIFDCommissioned to undertake Political Economy Analysis (PEA) of Kenya’s 2017 elections and implications for the Deepening Democracy Programme (DDP). The analysis focused on key political developments after the elections and implications for democratic governance.
Develop the strategic plan for 2018-20222017 – 2018South SudanGurtong, South SudanSouth Consulting was contracted by Gurtong, South Sudan to facilitate the process of developing the strategic plan for 2018-2022
Political Economy Analysis of the 2017 Elections2017KenyaDANIDAContracted by NIRAS to undertake Political Economy Analysis of the 2017 Elections and the implications for DANIDA’s programming. NIRAS contracted South Consulting’s associate to conduct an analysis of the 2017 elections and identify key implications for DANIDA’s Country Strategy.  
Kenya elections, 2017: Early-warning and long-term monitoring2017KenyaEARF/DFIDContracted to undertake long term research and monitoring of key dynamics shaping the 2017 general elections. This involved examining the local level dynamics in three counties: Narok, Kwale, and Migori; and monitoring of judiciary’s preparedness and capacity for electoral dispute resolution.  
Political Economy Analysis of Kenya’s Extractive Industry2016/17KenyaOxford Policy ManagementConducted the Political Economy Analysis of the Extractive Sector in Kenya (Oil and Gas) and examining how devolution is affecting the extractives. The assignment also identified and analyzed the political economy challenges facing the extractives. Policy solutions were presented.
Political Economy Analysis of Kenya2017KenyaDAI/DFIDConducted Political Economy Analysis updates for Kenya and examining implications for DFID’s Deepening Democracy Programme. South Consulting provided Country level PEA analysis; and PEA on both the 2017 general elections; and post-election analysis. The analysis focused on key political developments after the elections and implications for democratic governance.  
Political Economy Assessment Training Report with Specific Reference to Revenue Generation by County Governments2016KenyaUSAIDConducted a political economy assessment to identify specific political economy blockages to revenue generation by county governments and make recommendations on how these challenges can be addressed. 
Access to Justice2015   2016KenyaKenya JudiciaryAssess the impact of judicial reforms on access to justice in Kenya
M&E Planning and Baseline Data For Forum Syd’s Wajibu Wetu Programme 2015-20182015  KenyaForum SydSouth was contracted to: (i) re-construct baseline data on key programme indicators prior to the implementation of the programme; (ii) review the programme’s Logical Framework Approach (LFA); (iii) complete its Logical Framework Matrix (LFM); and (iv) develop a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) plan for the programme.
Political Economy / Power Analysis In Urban Kenya2015/16  KenyaSIDAContracted by SIDA to undertake a project on Political Economy/Power Analysis in Urban establishments in the context of devolution in Kenya. This was a review study undertaken to analyze how devolution, among other things, has impacted on power relations in the urban sector in Kenya. This provided South with deeper understanding of devolution sector in Kenya including the intricate interaction between the national and county authorities.  
Monitoring and Evaluation of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Region2014Great Lakes regionUNSOAMonitoring and evaluation of the implementation of the PSC Framework Agreement for the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Region, signed in February 2013, by the governments of the Great Lakes region and the international community collectively committed to ending the enduring conflicts in Eastern DRC once and for all. Developed an Action Plan Monitoring Matrix, Regional Commitment Monitoring Matrix and a Narrative Report of the overall commitments and benchmarks.
Monitoring of the Kenya National Dialogue and Reconciliation Agreements 2008 – 2014 AprilKenyaPanel of Eminent African PersonalitiesMonitoring the implementation of the Agreements of the Kenya National Dialogue and Reconciliation and Provide regular reports on the achievements, challenges and issues that need to be addressed over time.
Development and Operationalization of the M&E system for the Judiciary Transformation Framework2013KenyaKenya Judiciary/ GIZSupporting the Kenya Judiciary to develop monitoring and evaluation framework, establish the baseline and performance monitoring of the on-going Judiciary Transformation. This M&E system will provide information required to assess the outputs and outcomes of the Judiciary Transformation.
Governance and Political Economy for Development Results2013KenyaWorld BankContributed to Kenya’s Diagnostic Assessment of Governance, World Bank regional office, Nairobi. The purpose of the consultancy was to look at how governance affects development in Kenya and its implication for the World Bank’s interventions.
Monitoring of the Kenya National Dialogue and Reconciliation Agreements 2012KenyaPanel of Eminent African PersonalitiesMonitoring the implementation of the Agreements of the Kenya National Dialogue and Reconciliation and Provide regular reports on the achievements, challenges and issues that need to be addressed over time.
Political Economy of the Kenya Judiciary2012KenyaWorld BankDesigning a Judicial Performance Improvement Program (JPIP) to support the Kenya Judiciary with the objective of improving the capacity and performance of the judiciary to deliver judicial services that are critical for public accountability and user satisfaction
Monitoring of the Kenya National Dialogue and Reconciliation Agreements 2012KenyaPanel of Eminent African PersonalitiesMonitoring the implementation of the Agreements of the Kenya National Dialogue and Reconciliation and Provide regular reports on the achievements, challenges and issues that need to be addressed over time.
Development of the GJLOS Policy Framework Paper and Alignment with National Policy Framework2011KenyaMinistry of Justice, National Cohesion and Constitutional AffairsDevelop a Policy Framework Paper on Governance, Justice, Law and Order Reform Programme for Kenya, based on the findings of this overall task, to lead and advice the policy framework debate, to develop a robust white paper for presentation to the cabinet. Policy Framework Paper to inform the design of the next phase of GJLOS.
Monitoring of the Kenya National Dialogue and Reconciliation Agreements 2011KenyaPanel of Eminent African PersonalitiesMonitoring the implementation of the Agreements of the Kenya National Dialogue and Reconciliation and Provide regular reports on the achievements, challenges and issues that need to be addressed over time.
Towards National Cohesion and Unity in Kenya Ethnic Diversity Audit of the Civil Service2011KenyaNational Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC)Carried out an audit of the Ethnic Composition of Kenya’s Civil Service
Monitoring of the Kenya National Dialogue and Reconciliation Agreements 2010KenyaPanel of Eminent African PersonalitiesMonitoring the implementation of the Agreements of the Kenya National Dialogue and Reconciliation and Provide regular reports on the achievements, challenges and issues that need to be addressed over time.
Independent Compliance Verification Agency for Kenya Multi-Country AIDS Programme2008 to dateKenyaNational AIDS Control CouncilCarrying out an independent compliance verification of the selection of projects funded under the Multi-Country AIDS Programme funded by World Bank, DFID and GoK. The purpose is to mitigate the risk of selecting unsuitable projects and promote accountability in application of the selection guidelines.
Monitoring of the Kenya National Dialogue and Reconciliation Agreements 2009KenyaPanel of Eminent African PersonalitiesMonitoring the implementation of the Agreements of the Kenya National Dialogue and Reconciliation and Provide regular reports on the achievements, challenges and issues that need to be addressed over time.
Review of Institute for Education in Democracy strategic plan2008  KenyaDFIDCarried out the end of IED strategic plan review to identify the extent to which the organisation achieved its strategic objectives and propose future strategic orientation.
Monitoring of the Kenya National Dialogue and Reconciliation Agreements 2008KenyaPanel of Eminent African PersonalitiesMonitoring the implementation of the Agreements of the Kenya National Dialogue and Reconciliation and Provide regular reports on the achievements, challenges and issues that need to be addressed over time.
Development of criteria for funds allocation and medium term strategy for developing one UN Programme2007/08TanzaniaUN TanzaniaDeveloped the criteria for the allocation of the One UN Fund Resources and the Medium Term Strategy for the development of the One UN Programme as part of the overall institutional reforming of the UN.
Country Harmonisation and Alignment2007KenyaNational AIDS Control Council and UNAIDSAssessment of the harmonisation and alignment of national partners and development partners (engaged in the national response to HIV and AIDS) within the context of the “three ones”
UN Reform2007TanzaniaUN in Tanzania – RCODeveloped the criteria for allocation of the One UN Fund Resources and a medium term strategy and road map for the One UN Programme (2008-2011)
Voter Education2007KenyaUNDP/ Electoral Commission of KenyaProvision of programme management consultancy services to the voter education programme in Kenya
Technical needs assessment and development of technical support plan2007RwandaUNAIDS/ National AIDS Control CommissionAssessment of human resources capacity of UN agencies and national HIV and AIDS coordinating organisations and development of a technical support plan.
Positioning and consolidation of the role of Anti-Corruption Commission in the wider governance sector in Zambia2007ZambiaAnti-Corruption Commission / DFiDAssessment of the role of Anti-Corruption of Zambia in the wider governance reform in Zambia and recommending ways of consolidating the role of ACC in coordinating anti-corruption initiatives.
Development of a strategic plan for Panos Southern African2007ZambiaPanos Southern AfricaDevelopment of the strategic plan for Panos Southern Africa for the period 2007-2011
Civic/Voter Education Programme – Zambia2006ZambiaUNDP/ Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ)South provided technical advice to ECZ on the provision of voter education in support of the just completed tripartite elections in Zambia. The programme included a large a voter education media campaign.
National Civic Education Programme – Rwanda2006/7RwandaUNDP/ National Electoral CommissionA review of past civic education initiatives in Rwanda and the design of a strategic framework for the national civic education programme including the drafting of relevant training materials.
Sida-UNICEF mid term evaluation2006KenyaSidaAn evaluation of Sida’s support to UNICEF in Kenya, including project grants to CSOs
Sida-UNIFEM mid term evaluation2006KenyaSidaAn evaluation of Sida’s support to UNIFEM in Kenya including project grants to CSOs
Civic education programme for the referendum on the proposed new Constitution2005/6KenyaUNDP on behalf of several donorsSouth designed and managed the implementation and monitoring of a nation-wide civic education programme, targeting all potential voters in the 2005 referendum, with non-partisan content-based education.  This assignment included the selecting, contracting and training of 30 NGOs and over 750 community-based facilitators.
National Civic Education Programme2005/6UgandaDFIDSouth conducted a review of the management arrangements for NCEP, with recommendations for improvement and a revised implementation time-table.  Thereafter South was contracted to manage the implementation of the first phase of the programme, including the drafting of materials, selection of CSOs, grand management and overseeing the implementation of an electronic media strategy.
Governance Justice Law and Order Sector (GJLOS) review2004/7KenyaGoK and basket fund donorsAdvisory team to the GJLOS programme, to review this SWAP, make recommendations for improved programme performance and facilitate the Joint Review meeting of stakeholders comprising about 100 GoK, donor and civil society representatives
Danida Country Frame for Kenya2005KenyaDanidaDesigned Danida’s Human Rights and Good Governance (5 year) Programme in Kenya, identifying suitable CSO grant recipients
Civic and Voter Education Programme for Tanzania2004/5TanzaniaUNDPProvision of technical assistance in the design and set up of a national civic education programme geared towards the 2005 elections and beyond
South/New Sudan Civic Education Programme2004/5South/ New SudanNational Working Group / PACTThe assignment involves designing a framework for conducting a large-scale civic education programme starting with the dissemination of peace protocols in South/New Sudan; developing the capacity of indigenous South/New Sudan CSOs to implement the civic education activities; and developing materials to facilitate delivery of civic education
Non State Actors  (NSA) Engagement with Government2004KenyaEUSouth, in conjunction with Intermedia Nordic Consulting Group carried out a feasibility study on the type of networks in the Civil Society and private sectors (NSA) that can facilitate engagement with Government under the Cotonou agreement framework. Based on findings of the study, we designed a programme for the NSAs engagement with government on the Cotonou agreement. The programme focuses on developing mechanisms for engagement with government at policy level and monitoring of government implementation of policy.
NGO Council Strategic Planning and Organisational Development 2004KenyaNGO CouncilSouth facilitated the development of the NGO Council’s Strategic Plan for 2005 to 2010. The purpose of the assignment was to identify the key strategic priorities that the Council should pursue in order to effectively discharge its mandate.
Environmental assessment for DANIDA/MS ’s  Human Rights and Good Governance Programme in Kenya2004KenyaDANIDA/ MSDANIDA contracted South to assess the implications of Kenya’s new transition for carrying out human rights and good governance programmes especially by civil society organisations. The assignment also concerned finding out capacity needs for CSOs in the context of the new political dispensation in Kenya.
The National (anti-corruption) Policy Monitoring and Adv. Programme2004KenyaTransparency InternationalFacilitated programme design and review of Strategic Plan
Independent Medico Legal Unit (IMLU) – Strategic Planning2004KenyaIMLU (Civil Society )IMLU works within the Human Rights and Good Governance Sector. This work involves facilitating the development of IMLU’s strategic plan for 2005 to 2010.
CSOs capacity needs assessment for monitoring of government2004KenyaNGO Council/ World BankCarried out an assessment of the capacity needs of CSOs in Kenya to monitor government and recommending ways of filling the capacity gaps.
Institutional Analysis of the Non-State Actors (NSA) in Kenya2003KenyaDFIDThis study was carried out through European Centre for Development Policy and Management (ECDPM) at the request of DFID East Africa and EU. The study sought to examine the potential of NSAs to impact on policy formulation and implementation. It also sought to identify opportunities and entry points for donors to engage with NSAs. The study identified effective methodologies for NSAs engagement with the government and donors; and identified approaches for effective networking.
Ministry of Health Global Fund to fight AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis Programme2003KenyaMoHSouth developed the monitoring and evaluation framework and system for the programme. The work involved reviewing the current M&E sub systems in existence within the Ministry of Health and the civil society organisations and developing a comprehensive framework that utilises existing systems.
Malawi Civic Education Programme2003MalawiIMCHRD / UNDP  South was contracted by UNDP and the Inter- Ministerial Committee on Human Rights and Democracy to design a national framework for the delivery of civic education in Malawi. The framework spelt out the mechanisms for collaboration with actors in the government and civil society. It also provided a strategy for maximising impact. A targeting strategy and performance monitoring system were developed.
Kenya Domestic Observers Programme (K-DOP)2003KenyaLiMID Group of DonorsSouth carried out a post- programme evaluation of the K-DOP. This involved assessing the achievements and shortfalls of the programme and making recommendations for improvement of similar programmes.
Donor Information Centre on Elections (DICE-K) – Kenya2002-2003KenyaLiMID Group of DonorsProvided technical assistance in collecting, analysing and disseminating information on electoral process, campaign and results of the 2002 elections in Kenya. South was involved in providing briefs to international and domestic observers on the election based on data that South was collecting on regular basis.
National Civic Education Programme (NCEP) phase 1 – Kenya2000 to 2002KenyaLiMID Group of DonorsProvided technical assistance for NCEP I in the areas of programme planning, monitoring and evaluation, capacity building for CSOs, managing the grant making process and materials development. The programme was implemented by over 70 CSOs organised under 4 consortia. The programme covered over 80% of the country and directly reached about 5 million adults.
Uganda National Civic Education Programme2001UgandaEU / DFID   South was contracted to design the framework for continuous civic education in Uganda and developed the programme document for the programme. The framework spelt out the stakeholders and the mechanisms for collaboration with actors in the government and civil society. Aspects of financial management of the Joint Financing Account were detailed as was a targeting strategy and performance monitoring system.
DANIDA Kenya Country Framework2001KenyaDANIDAFinalised the Danida Country Frame on Human Rights, Good Governance and Democracy in Kenya. This concerned developing a programme document and assisting in identifying the main themes for funding. A capacity assessment of some CSOs earlier funded by Danida was also carried out with a view to analysing the potential of the civil society to foster social-political transformation.