NEPAD/APRM Kenya Secretariat has kickstarted a baseline survey for reporting on Kenya’s governance and a report scheduled to be drafted at the end of the exercise in what will be coined as National Governance Report of Kenya (NGR (K), 2021).

The NGR is an effective and user-friendly tool with which individual African countries regularly assess themselves and report on their respective states of national level governance. The consolidation of various country NGRs in African countries would be aggregated to form the Africa Governance Report (AGR).

Focus Group Discussions taking place in Machakos County

The activity will cover all the 47 counties in the country where focus group discussions and key informant interviews will form the primary source of data required. The data collected will be compared with various monitoring and evaluation reports published by the national and county government and the findings will constitute Kenya’s National Governance Report (NGR).

Specifically, NGRs seek to:

a) Provide credible, up-to-date and reliable data on governance
issues for both national, regional, continental and
international stakeholders;
b) Promote citizens centred governance as strategy of
strengthening democracy, accountability and inclusiveness;
c) Assist in identifying new trends in governance both at the
national, county and continental level;
d) Provide the basis for measuring progress or regress in
e) Enable the formulation of realistic and actionable
recommendations for the improvement of governance;
f) Enable the identification of best practices that could be shared
among AU Member States, and devolved structures among
many others; and
g) Engage all government stakeholders in generating data and
conducting self-assessment.

Kenya’s Context

Since independence, successive regimes have strived to deliver welfare to the citizens, with each regime committing to various local, national and global development initiatives, with varied outcomes. Currently, Kenya Vision 2030 is one such commitment. It was launched in 2008. It is a long-term strategy for the attainment of a ‘newly industrializing, middle-income country providing a high quality of life to all its citizens by 2030 in a clean and secure environment.’

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