Our work in Institutional Development
Policies and institutional structures are meaningless if they fail to deliver the services that people need. Institutions need to identify and focus on their clients, customers and users; and ensure that the policies they implement are practical, effective and sustainable. It is particularly important in developing countries to ensure services are accessible to the poor and most vulnerable, and to ensure that their voice is heard in both the design and implementation processes. We work with communities, service providers and institutions to ensure that these links are strong, effective, and understood. Examples of our work include:
- Assisting the Embassy of Denmark in Nairobi with the Public Sector Management (PSM) component of the Danida Kenya Governance Programme 2015-2020, with the overall objective of increasing public sector efficiency at both national and county level (Danida, 2014-2015).
- Conducting a political economy analysis of Kenya to inform and underpin the African Development Bank Group's Country Strategy Paper (CSP) 2014-2018 for Kenya. The analysis focused on the post-election political economy, political governance and devolution in Kenya and made recommendations as to how the Bank could best provide support to the process of devolution under its new CSP (African Development Bank, 2013).
- Conducting an independent appraisal of the Kenya Governance Support Programme (KGSP) in accordance with Danida's Aid Management Guidelines. (Danida, 2010).