Corruption is one of the most central concerns for Kenya ’s development. The available evidence suggests that corruption, which was rife under previous regimes, declined somewhat following the change under the NARC government in 2003-2004, but has since showed signs of renewed deterioration.
In 2004, the Kenyan government, having acknowledged a need to analyze and addresssignificant governance and corruption challenges, initiated an effort to execute a single comprehensive national level diagnostic to provide input into the governance reform program. The diagnostic was officially launched in August of 2006 with the creation of a national stakeholders committee to oversee the diagnostic activity. Work has advanced through its primary stages and a results report is expected in late 2007.
The Kenya governance diagnostic will cover households, private enterprises and public officials in an attempt to capture the views and experiences of both users and providers of public services.
These instruments are currently being developed.
Results from the data collection and analysis are scheduled for release in late 2007.
Members of Kenya’s public and private sector as well as civil society have committed to the diagnostic project as a means of furthering the collective goal of fighting corruption within Kenya. The lead stakeholders committee and technical committee are comprised of representatives from a broad representation of Kenyan society under the leadership of the Permanent Secretary of Planning.
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