Centre for Economic Governance
Centre for Economic Governance (CEG) is a civil society organization whose vision is a society where there is economic justice and equity for all. CEG seeks to influence change among policy makers, civil society and citizens at the national and local levels for the benefit of the poor and marginalized particularly with regard to equity in resources mobilization, allocations and spending in the provision of services and development.
A society where there is economic justice and equity for all.
To promote a culture of accountability, equitable delivery of services and sustainable development through policy research, advocacy and capacity development and working with Government and Civil Society.
Our Focus Areas
- Capacity Building
Our guiding partnership principles emphasize the importance of building just relationships with local partners and strengthening their skills in areas such as strategic planning, advocacy, organizational management, and project development and management.
Advocacy in all its forms seeks to ensure that people, particularly those who are most vulnerable in society, are able to have their voice heard on issues that are important to them to defend and safeguard their rights and have their view considered when decisions are made.
- Programme Management
Program management is the process of managing several related projects, often with the intention of improving an organization’s performance. In practice and in its aims it is often closely related to societal and governance planning.
- Research Analysis
CEG also undertakes analysis of economic governance in various counties and publishes research reports on economic governance policies in Kenya achieved through analysis of the international and national macro-economic frameworks and finance policies.
Budget advisory and technical support is one of the things we do best
Centre for Economic Governance (CEG) has offered technical Support to Counties on budgeting and Oversight processes both to the County Executive and Assemblies.We have worked closely with the county governments of Laikipia, Taita Taveta, Nairobi and Kiambu as we look forward to extend our hand to other counties.
We do research, technical support and training on public participation
We carried out a rapid survey on public participation covering 3 counties of Laikipia, Kitui, and Kwale on behalf of GROOTS and NCCK; and provided Technical Support to Laikipia Assembly in Preparation of the Laikipia County Public Participation Act, 2014. We were was also involved in the in development of the Model Public Participation Law a process championed by The Devolution Forum, a CSOs network seeking to influence and to oversee the full implementation of devolution as envisaged in the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
Strategic Planning, Reviews and Monitoring and Evaluation
- Oxfam Kenya Programme: We developed the strategic plan to align with the Kenyan Constitution.
- East Africa Civil Society Forum: We did the Strategic Plan Review (2014) for the East Africa CSO Forum.
- Development of Forum SID: CEG developed the Strategic Plan for 2013 – 2017 for this organization.
- Action Aid International Kenya: We did the Mid Term Review (2014) of 2012-2017 Strategic Plan
Case Study: Laikipia County
Laikipia County is one of the 47 counties in Kenya, located on the Equator in the former Rift Valley Province of the country. Laikipia is a cosmopolitan county with two major urban centres: Nanyuki to the southeast, and Nyahururu to the southwest.
Public Finance Management
We trained Members of County Assembly on budgeting making and oversight processes.
Technical Support & Capacity Building
Performance Contract Management for Enhancing County Own Source Revenue.
While most counties have initiated the process of performance contracting such as capacity building, identification of indicators and targets, negotiation, vetting and signing of performance contracts, they have not consistently undertaken the rest of the process i.e mid-year performance review, performance evaluation and released evaluation results. Counties have not implemented performance contracting fully.
Automation for County Own Source Revenue: Gaps, Challenges and Solutions.
Thirty Four (34) Counties have acquired revenue management systems from various vendors. However, 97% of these Counties have only been able to utilize the Revenue Collection module and not other processes.
Public Participation in Laikipia Kitui & Kwale.
GROOTS Kenya and NCCK, with the support from DIAKONIA Sweden, are currently piloting the “Kaunti bora – jukumu letu” project to promote public participation in county governance processes in Laikipia, Kitui and Kwale County. To this end they commissioned a rapid survey on public participation in county governance processes in Laikipia, Kitui and Kwale Counties in November 2013.
Strengthening Accountability for Trade Growth.
Since its reestablishment, the East African Community (EAC) has formulated policies to initiate cooperation in different areas of focus as per the East African Community Treaty. The Treaty, in Article 7(a), proclaims that the Community is “people-centred” and “market-driven”. To give effect to the people centeredness of the Community, the policies that are crafted in different areas of cooperation have to reflect the interests, needs and rights of the people of East Africa.
Review of status of Public Participation, and County Information Dissemination Frameworks.
Public participation is a principle that has been given prominence in the Constitution of Kenya 2010. Participation should imbue all public affairs and be promoted by both Non-State Actors and the State acting in public interest. The Constitution sets key requirements for the legislature at both levels of government to provide frameworks for public participation in governance processes
Social Accountability in Africa: Practitioners' Experiences and Lessons.
A collection of case studies from Africa on social accountability. This collection attempts to build a consolidated body of knowledge on social accountability efforts across the continent. The case studies are diverse and present unique approaches to how social accountability strategies and interventions are implemented within different countries.
Rose Wanjiru of the Centre for Economic Governance speaks about the importance of research on property taxation for helping civil society to engage in a neglected issue that has important implications for equity and resource distribution.
Defining Peer to Peer learning, and defining its benefits.
National peer to peer learning forum opening statement.
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