USAID SUPPORT FOR KENYA’S 2013 ELECTIONS: RAPID ASSESSMENT REVIEW

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This Rapid Assessment Review Report appraises the assistance provided by the USAID/Kenya Mission (Mission) over several years in support of the March 4, 2013 elections. Despite the considerable concerns regarding an outbreak of ethnic violence, particularly when the results of the presidential election were contested by opposition party leaders and civil society organizations (CSOs), Kenyan institutions successfully managed the process in a manner that minimized violence and led to the opposition accepting the Supreme Court decision upholding the announced outcome.This report is designed both to document the Mission’s experience and to offer lessons for other USAID missions seeking to promote a credible electoral exercise while simultaneously preventing violence or mass atrocities in circumstances where elections have previously caused such outbreaks.

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Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 11:15am

Last updated: March 04, 2014