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The Statistics Act 2006 specifically mandates Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) to: Act as the principal agency of the government for collecting, analyzing and disseminating statistical data in Kenya; Act as custodian of official statistics; Conduct the Population and Housing Census every ten years, and such other censuses and surveys as the Board may determine; Maintain a comprehensive and reliable national socio-economic database; Establish standards and promote the use of best practices and methods in the production and dissemination of statistical information across the NSS; and Plan, authorise, coordinate and supervise all official statistical programmes undertaken within the national statistical system.
Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat (VDS) is charged with the mandate of spearheading the implementation of the Vision 2030 as the country’s blueprint and strategy towards making Kenya a newly industrializing middle-income country. VDS provides strategic leadership and direction in the realization of the Vision 2030 goals, and closely collaborate with line ministries in developing the five-year medium-term plans for the realization of the Vision.
National Council for Population and Development(NCPD) is a state corporation charged with the responsibility of coordinating the implementation of population and development activities being carried out by various stakeholders in Kenya. It is the focal point on all matters relating to Population and Development Policies and Programmes in the Country. The Council draws its mandate from Legal Notice Number 172 contained in the Kenya Gazette supplement Number 152 dated on 25th November 2011.
New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) is designed to address the current challenges facing the African continent that need a new radical intervention, spearheaded by African leaders. In Kenya, NEPAD was institutionalized through a presidential executive order in 2002, making way for the establishment of the National Steering Committee (NSC) to lead Kenya’s involvement in the initiative. Today, this has evolved into the NEPAD Kenya Secretariat currently under the State Department for Planning.
Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA) is an autonomous public institution that was established in May 1997 to provide quality public policy advice to the Government of Kenya by conducting objective research and analysis and through capacity building in order to contribute to the achievement of national development goals.
The National Government Constituencies Development Fund (NGCDF) is established under the NG-CDF Act,2015 as amended in 2016. The main purpose of the fund is to address socio-economic development of the people at the constituency level in order to reduce poverty and enhance regional equity.
National Social and Economic Council (NESC) was established under the Office of the President through Gazette Notice No. 7699 of September 2004. The Council was later transferred from the Presidency to the State Department for Planning through the Executive Order No 6 of August 2019. The mandate of NESC is to advise the Government on strategic policies aimed at promoting economic growth, social equity and employment creation, thereby reducing poverty and inequality. The Council’s recommendations to the Government are geared towards reforming existing policies or design new ones. Its membership is drawn from Government, private sector, civil society and academia. The functions are:
- To create forums in which the Government, Private Sector and the Labour Unions can discuss and identify policy issues and recommend to the Government implementation of such policies;
- To gather, analyse and compile information on key economic development trends and to propose policy alternatives that could then be forwarded to the Cabinet with appropriate recommendations;
- To appraise the various programs and activities of Government, including Investment Programmes for Economic Development, for the purpose of determining the extent to which such programmes and activities contribute to the achievement of Government policy objectives;
- To develop and recommend to the Cabinet, coordinated policies that will promote social equity, economic growth, create employment and reduce poverty and inequality;
- To give its opinion, suggestions and recommendations on any matter or question on which it may be consulted by the Government, the Private Sector or the Civil Society;
- To improve the targeting of strategic objectives with a focus on the most critical social and economic needs, especially in areas that have direct impact on strengthening the potential of the Private Sector to create employment opportunities and those that address poverty reduction;
- To utilize the Private Sector and the Civil Society capacities and synergy through collaboration, engagement and networking, in order to promote efficiency and effectiveness of economic planning process; and
- To liaise with existing Research Institutions, Universities and the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics in the performance of its functions.