Special Paper No. 16 of 2016 on the Status of National Values and Principles of Governance, 2015 KIPPRA
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ByKenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA)
The Constitution of Kenya (2010) recognizes that the realization of National Values and Principles of Governance (NV&PG) articulated in Article 10 is essential for national development. Once grounded in all facets of Kenya’s society, the NV&PG should transform Kenya’s socio-economic and political landscape towards the attainment of both the Kenya Vision 2030 and the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To enhance the promotion of NV&PG, the Government developed Sessional Paper No. 8 of 2013 on National Values and Principles of Governance, which was operationalized in late 2015. The policy pillars that guide the operationalization of NV&PG are: (i) Creation of a strong national identity; (ii) Effective representation and leadership; (iii) Equitable allocation of resources and opportunities; (iv) Good governance; and (v) Promotion of sustainable development. Among the President’s functions listed in Article 132 is reporting on all measures taken and progress achieved in the realization of the NV&PG. The President has so far delivered 2014, 2015 and 2016 reports. For effective and efficient realization of the NV&PG, the Government committed in the 2013 President’s Report on Measures Taken and Progress Achieved in the Realization of National Values and Principles of Governance, released on 27th March 2014, to conduct a baseline survey. Consequently, in the 2014/15 performance contracting year, the Cabinet Secretary of Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government, through the Directorate of National Values and National Cohesion, committed to conduct a baseline survey on NV&PG. The Ministry commissioned the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) to undertake this baseline study. Specifically, the baseline survey focused on the following key aspects of the NV&PGs...
National Values; Principles of Governance; National Cohesion; constitution of Kenya
PublisherThe Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA)
SeriesSpecial Paper No. 16 of 2016;
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