Mr. James Muhati, the Principal Secretary National Treasury and Economic Planning, has officially launched the National Governance Report (NGR) for Kenya on the 29th September, 2023 at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies (KSMS) in Nairobi, Kenya.
Among those present were; Mr. James Muhati, Principal Secretary National Treasury and Economic Planning, Amb. Dr. Samori Okwiya, Chief Executive Officer, NEPAD/APRM Kenya, Dr. Mohamed Sheikh, the Director General for National Council for Population and Development, Dr. Othieno Nyanjom, Kenya’s NGR Consultant, representatives from APRM Continental Secretariat, CPRM panel of Eminent Persons, together with representatives from Ministries Departments Agencies, Counties and Non-State Actors.
Mr. James Muhati, the Principal Secretary National Treasury and Economic Planning (Right), Amb. Dr. Samori Okwiya, CEO, NEPAD/APRM Kenya Secretariat (Left) during the official launch of NGR for Kenya.
The National Governance Report is an effective and user-friendly self-assessment tool through which individual African Countries are required to biennially assess themselves and report on the state of Governance in their respective jurisdictions. NGR’s primary data was collected through Focus Group Discussions and Key Informant Interviews in all the 47 counties and highlights the findings, challenges, and recommendations under the six major indicators on governance which include; Rule of Law; Transparency and Accountability; Peace and Security, Participation and Human Rights, Social-economic Governance and Democracy, Elections and Freedoms.
Through the NGR, Kenya is able to monitor and evaluate its state of governance and identify issues requiring special attention. In particular, the governance report seeks to: Provide credible data on governance issues for national, regional, continental and international stakeholders, strengthen democracy, accountability and inclusiveness as well as enable the formulation of realistic and actionable recommendations for the improvement of governance in general.