Elgeyo Marakwet IRM Report 2017 – For Public Comment
In 2018, the Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM)The Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) is OGP’s accountability arm and the main means of tracking progress in participating countries. The IRM provides independent, evidence-based, and objective ... published the report for the first Elgeyo Marakwet County action planAction plans are at the core of a government’s participation in OGP. They are the product of a co-creation process in which government and civil society jointly develop commitments to open governmen.... The report covers the full action plan implementation period of January 2017 through December 2017.
Ruth Kendagor, the IRM researcher in the Elgeyo Marakwet, summarizes the report as follows:
Elgeyo Marakwet County (EMC) achieved a high level of engagement with civil society organizations and governmental institutions during the co creation and implementation processes. The pilot action plan focused on building systems to improve access to information and civic participation in service delivery and reached positive, incremental change in government practice. Moving forward, the EMC could design result-oriented commitments that push for more concrete and ambitious changes in open government.
The version of the report for public comment is available below. The public is invited to comment on the report here. The two-week public comment period closed 5 June 2018.