Impact Assessment of Investment in Roads Sub-Sector
Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA)
African Development Bank (AfDB)
ITT has been commissioned by the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) to provide consultancy services for impact assessment of investment in the roads sub-sector. The aim of the project is to be able to identify and demonstrate the additional impact that road investments has on Kenya’s development. A framework, or methodology, will be developed that will enable KeNHA, the African Development Bank (AfDB), and other interested parties including local independent consultants, to monitor the effect of road investments across a range of impacts.
This assignment has three objectives set out in the brief:
- To identify, assess and quantify, to the extent possible, the socio-economic, spatial and societal impacts of investment made on the road sub-sector in the past 10-15 years. This will involve the assessment of the distributional impact on the road sub-sector, on the structure of land use and its development as well as the monetized and non-monetized impacts of investment on road infrastructure projects.
- To identify Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), establish baseline data for the indicators and devise a mechanism/ system which will help to periodically monitor and evaluate the economic and social impacts of investment in the road sub-sector.
- To develop a guidance, note for KeNHA on identification and quantification of the direct and indirect impacts of transport infrastructure during appraising a project for potential financing.
In undertaking this assignment ITT have identified the following key activities to be undertaken:
- A review of technical literature to inform subsequent activities
- The selection of KPIs to identify what impacts should be monitored
- The selection of representative case studies
- Data collection from various sources
- Stakeholder engagement involving KeNHA and others
- The development of a spreadsheet framework (KENEF – the KeNHA Evaluation Framework)
- Capacity building via the preparation of guidance and training