The National Governance Report (NGR) for Kenya is being validated in readiness for submission at the Summit of Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee set to happen in 2023.
CAS National Treasury and Planning, Hon. Eric Wafukho, Amb. Dr Samori Okwiya CEO NEPAD/APRM Kenya Secretariat, Kenya’s NGR Consultant Dr. Othieno Nyanjom together with representatives from Ministries Departments Agencies, Counties and Non-State Actors
National Governance Report is a self-assessment tool to own and enhance governance agenda and serve as an indicator of the status of national governance in all African Union Member States. Primary data collected in January 2021 through Focus Group Discussions and Key Informant Interviews in all the 47 counties highlighted the findings, challenges, and recommendations under the six major indicators on governance i.e, Rule of Law; Transparency and Accountability; Peace and Security, Participation and Human Rights, Social-economic Governance and Democracy, Elections and Freedoms.
Today, representatives from Ministries Departments Agencies, Counties and Non-State Actors who had been involved in the preparation of the National Governance Report convened a retreat, validated the report and gave their submissions to Kenya’s NGR Consultant Dr. Othieno Nyanjom ahead of submission at the summit.
The meeting was opened by the Chief Administrative Secretary National Treasury and Planning Hon. Eric Wafukho, who affirmed that the National Governance Report is a foundation for regular and continuous assessment on governance to detect areas with shortcomings in a view to improve them.
CAS National Treasury and Planning Hon. Eric Wafukho
The Chief Executive Officer, NEPAD/APRM Kenya Secretariat, Amb. Dr. Samori Okwiya, stated that the National Governance Report assists governance formulation of informed policies and acts a source of best practices that can be shared among Member States.
Amb. Dr Samori Okwiya CEO NEPAD/ APRM Kenya Secretariat
In conclusion, the National Governance Report has provided key policy recommendations that target the improvement of indicator pillars that are performing poorly. The implementation of these recommendations will be part of the assessment of the next edition of NGR.
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