||Kilifi County is one of the six counties in Coast region. The county lies between latitude 20and 4 0South, and between longitude 39 05and 400 14East. It borders Kwale County to the south west, Taita Taveta County to the west, Tana River County to the north, Mombasa County to the south and Indian Ocean to the east. The county covers an area of 12,609.7Km 2 . It has seven administrative sub-counties namely;Kilifi south,Kilifi north, Ganze, Malindi, Magarini, Kaloleni and Rabai. It is sub-divided into seven PoliticalConstituencies namely Kilifi North, Kilifi South, Ganze, Malindi, Magarini, Kaloleni and Rabai. The CIDP articulates medium term policies and objectives which are further translated into short term strategies, programmes and projects to be implemented under the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF). The latter is part of the financial reforms to strengthen financial discipline, accountability and efficient and effective delivery of services to the people. The transitional authority in conjunction with ministry of devolution and planning formulated guideline to be followed during the preparation of this crucial document. The county government through the office of executive member in charge of finance and planning wasresponsible for financing the entire exercise and overall coordination. The ministry of planning, through the office of county development planning office organized the consultative forums at both sub county and ward levels for the purpose of consulting the public to give their inputs to the document.
The county integrated development plan is divided into eight chapters.
- Chapter One; of the first county integrated development plan provides background description of the county in terms of its position and size, physiographic and natural conditions, demographic features, administrative divisions, as well as a summary of data essential for making informed choices while planning for development.
- Chapter Two; Outlines major development challenges facing the county. In addition, it gives a SWOT analysis on cross-cutting issues being experienced in the county. An analysis of subsector?s issues as identified in the MTEF process is also discussed in the chapter, showing the policy thrusts, causes and strategies needed to solve them.
- Chapter Three; Introduces the spatial framework for the development of the county. It establishes a context for the development of a spatial plan which will be developed as per the requirements of the County Government Act, 2012. The development of the Spatial Plan should be given immediate priority as it is the basis of all economic industrial development in the County. This section also identifies the major urban areas and how they are related to each other. It also briefly addresses the issue of housing policy within the county.
- Chapter Four; presents linkages to Vision 2030, Millennium Development Goals (M.D.Gs) and the Constitution of Kenya 2010. It goes further to discuss the major development challenges which include poor marketing system, poor infrastructure, inadequate skilled labour, low productivity, environment and climate change, poverty, cross cutting issues and analysis of county development issues, causes, objectives and strategies.
- Chapter Five; outlines the institutional framework and organizational flow that will be followed in implementing the plan. It also outlines the stakeholders in the County, and the roles that they play and how their functions are accommodated to avoid duplication of efforts. This section also identifies the sectoral plans that will need to be developed.
- Chapter Six; contains a resource mobilization strategy for the county government. It indicates the resources that are available for capital projects development. It outlines strategies for raising revenue and their projections for the plan period. In addition, strategies for asset management, financial management, and capital financing are included. This includes, but not limited to, strategies to expand the revenue generation, resource sharing with the central government, means of attracting external funding.
- Chapter Seven; forms the core of the Plan and is prepared along the lines of MTEF Sectors. It indicates priorities, strategies, programmes and projects proposed to overcome the development challenges identified in previous chapters. It also captures on-going priority projects and programmes in the respective MTEF sectors that had been identified and proposed for implementation in the previous plan period. The new projects were identified by the public in sub-county and wards level fora held throughout the county. Flagship projects relevant to the county have also been identified. The MTEF sectors are Agriculture and Rural Development; Energy, Infrastructure and ICT; General Economic, Commercial and Labor Affairs; Health; Education; Governance, Justice, Law And Order; Public Administration & Internal Relations; Social Protection Culture And Recreation; and Environmental Protection, Water and Housing.
- Chapter Eight; elaborates on the implementation, monitoring and evaluation framework for all the projects. It gives details in a matrix format of the implementation plans, and monitoring and evaluation strategies. The overall M&E committee in the county shall be the CMEC which shall be mandated and well facilitated to ensure its activities reflect a serious M&E agency. The CMEC shall be reporting to other development committees in the county. The proposed system is expected to boost the efficiency and to ensure that projects/programs are implemented according to approved proposals so as to realize targeted outputs and outcomes. The committee in line with NIMES will come up with county monitoring and evaluation indicators to assess the impacts of projects and programmes initiated in the county.