This edition of the Planning Bulletin features events over the period January to June 2011. Since the last issue, the Ministry has been busy setting standards in planning for the nation. After the ISO 9001;2008 QMS Certifi cation, the Ministry emerged top in Performance Contracting, and were the proud recipients of the coveted Presidentâ€™s revolving trophy! Find out how all this came about... Over the period under review, the 2011 Economic Survey Report was launched by the Minister, Hon. Wycliffe Ambetsa Oparanya. .
The meeting brought together close to 60 participants drawn from both the Anglophone and Francophone Africa. Read more on the workshop proceedings, and what the Hon. Minister had to say. In line with â€˜keeping development on trackâ€™, the Ministry, through Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate (MED) launched the second Annual Progress Report (APR) on implementation of the fi rst medium term plan (2008/2012) of the Kenya Vision 2030. The ceremony held in May at City Hall, was offi ciated jointly by the Minister Hon. Wycliffe Ambetsa Oparanya and World Bank Country Director Mr. Johannes Zutt. Find out more from this bulletin on how Kenya is doing with implementation of the Vision... The Ministry took lessons on itâ€™s best Constituency Development Fund has been instrumental in destroy the culture of handouts in Kenyaâ€, Hon. Peter Kenneth said while addressing the newly elected, re-elected and outgoing Nigeria Governors at the Presidential Banquet in Abuja. He was responding to the concern raised by the governors over by their electorates, who expect them to meet their every need from their pockets. Also featured in this issue are our new publications under the Bookshelf, the comic relief section, and much more... Enjoy your reading.