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Governance Indices (KE0022)



Action Plan: Kenya Action Plan 2018-2020

Action Plan Cycle: 2018

Status: Active


Lead Institution: Nepad/APRM Secretariat, Kenya

Support Institution(s): Other actors involved-government Office of the president, Office of the Deputy President, NAKs Other actors involvedINFONET Africa, Local Development Research Institute (LDRI)

Policy Areas

Capacity Building, E-Government, Private Sector, Sustainable Development Goals

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Pending IRM Review

Relevant to OGP Values: Pending IRM Review

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review


Commitment 5: Improve public sector
performance through governance indices
To provide a comparative analysis of five key governance indices for their
veracity and reliability to allow the society to evaluate and possibly redefine
its perception towards performance of public sector and its specific
To assist the public in making informed choices, understand the impact of their
collective actions on public finances; and perhaps most importantly enable the
public to judge the performance of government and governmental institutions from
a composite analysis of the indices.
Status Quo:
Since the concept of governance is multidimensional, focus of the governance
indices vary substantially from narrow definition of bureaucratic corruption to
broader notion of governance, including a host of dimensions, such as, safety and
security, control of corruption, rule of law, voice and accountability. Existing
indicators do not take a comprehensive view of governance therefore,
unresponsive to its multidimensionality.
The commonly used indicators are; The World Bank’s Worldwide Governance
Indicator (WGI) and Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA), Overseas
Development Institute (ODI)’s World Governance Assessment (WGA), Mo Ibrahim
Foundation’s Ibrahim’s Index of African Governance (IIAG) and United Nations
Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) African Governance Report (AGR).
All these indices are faced with a host of problems in primary sources and survey
questions, perceived biases in the enumeration of respondents that may skew
results based on subjective contexts or ideology. These problems are passed on
to composite indicators too. These biases have an impact on the acceptability of
their results.
Develop a comprehensive framework for tracking and analysing governance
indices to bring out realistic and well-founded arguments to counter the negative
representation such indicators portray regarding the country.
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Leading implementing Organization
Nepad/APRM Secretariat, Kenya
Contact Person:
Mr. Daniel Osiemo
Chief Executive Officer
NEPAD/Africa Peer Review Mechanism (Kenya) Secretariat
Phone: +254729 260 597
September 2018 to May 2020
Open Government Values
Access to information, public accountability, citizen engagement,
New of on-going commitment
Other actors involved-government
Office of the president, Office of the Deputy President, NAKs
Other actors involvedINFONET Africa, Local Development Research Institute (LDRI)
Verifiable and measurable milestones to fulfil
the commitment
New or
Start date End date
22. Develop a tracker for available governance
indices (APRM, Performance Contracts, SDGs,
Corruption Perception Index, Ease of Doing
New January
23. Develop technology tools and platforms for
available for access and analytics of
governance indices in the country
New April
24. Build capacity of public service entities to
improve services based on indices
New September
25. Disseminate indices analysis reports, two times
annual to the all stakeholders and public
New June


  1. Beneficial Ownership

    KE0018, 2018, Access to Information

  2. Open Contracting

    KE0019, 2018, Access to Information

  3. Open Geo-Spatial Data for Development

    KE0020, 2018, Access to Information

  4. Public Participation

    KE0021, 2018, Capacity Building

  5. Governance Indices

    KE0022, 2018, Capacity Building

  6. Open Government Resiliency

    KE0023, 2018, Capacity Building

  7. More Transparent and Participatory Development of Climate Polices at the National and Subnational Level

    KE0010, 2016, Access to Information

  8. Enhancing Preventive and Punitive Mechanisms in the Fight Against Corruption and Unethical Practices

    KE0011, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  9. Enhance Transparency in the Legislative Process

    KE0012, 2016, E-Government

  10. Publish Oil and Gas Contracts

    KE0013, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  11. Starred commitment Ensure Greater Transparency Around Bids and Contracts

    KE0014, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  12. Create Transparent Public Procurement Process, Public Oversight of Expenditure and Ensure Value-For-Money Towards Citizen Priorities

    KE0015, 2016, Access to Information

  13. Improving Access to Government Budget Information and Creating Wider and More Inclusive Structures for Public Participation

    KE0016, 2016, E-Government

  14. Starred commitment Enhance Right to Information

    KE0017, 2016, Access to Information

  15. Starred commitment Improving Transparency in Electoral Processes: 1.A. Definition of Electoral Boundaries and Name.

    KE0001, 2012, Media & Telecommunications

  16. Improving Transparency in Electoral Processes: 2.B. Voting Information Online

    KE0002, 2012, Access to Information

  17. Promoting Public Participation: 1.B. End-To-End Service Delivery Portal

    KE0003, 2012, E-Government

  18. Promoting Public Participation: 1.D. Public Complaints Portal

    KE0004, 2012, E-Government

  19. Promoting Public Participation: 2.C. Kenya Action Plan Online

    KE0005, 2012,

  20. Promoting Public Participation: 1.C. Open Data Portal

    KE0006, 2012, Access to Information

  21. Starred commitment Improving Transparency in the Judiciary: 2.A. Public Vetting of Judges and Case Allocation System

    KE0007, 2012, E-Government

  22. Open Budgets: 3.a. Improve Kenya's OBI Index

    KE0008, 2012, Fiscal Openness

  23. Open Budgets: 3.B. Increase Public Participation in Budgetary Processes

    KE0009, 2012, Access to Information

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