About CGW

The County Governance Watch (CGW) is a registered Non- Governmental Organization (NGO), whose purpose is to provide solutions for socio-economic and political development in the counties of Kenya by educating, training and building the capacity of citizens and County Government officers

Our Core Values



Accountability and transparency

Commitment to innovation, hard work and excellence

Respect for partners and staff

Our Programmes

County Governance Index (CGI)

Human Security & Security Sector Reform

Peace and Security Programme

Youth and Peaceful Elections

Research, Reflection and Policy


Our Vision calls for a democratic, accountable and peaceful Africa, where the citizenry’s voice counts in
the management and leadership of their affairs.

Our Mission is to enhance human security by collaborating with partners and strengthening local
capacities to address issues relating to peace and security in Kenya and the continent at large

Activities By CGW

State of Devolution Address (SODA) 2019

Nairobi County Dialogue Conference

International Day of Peace 2017

County Governance Watch (GGW)

Fullscreen Slideshow

Through its Kenya programme and with specific focus on the counties, CGW has taken lead in the creation of County Governance Index (CGI) for measuring the governance and service delivery at the counties.

CGW On Twitter

Shambulizi la kigaidi Mandera
Maafisa sita wa kitengo cha GSU wamejeruhiwa baada ya gari walimokuwa wakisafiria kupigwa bomu.

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