Advisory Team for bi-annual Programme Review: Governance, Justice, Law and Order Sector (GJLOS) Programme , Kenya .
Strategy & Tactics, in partnership with South Consulting ( Kenya), won a highly competitive tender to provide an Advisory Team that will review a critical programme in Kenya, namely the Governance, Justice Law and Order Sector Programme, which encapsulates many of the National Rainbow Coalition (NARC) government's key reforms. The team is led by S&T's David Everatt, backed up by Matthew Smith, and joined by Karuti Kanyinga and Pauline Nyamweya of South Consulting. The first Review runs from October to December 2004, with a joint government/donor Review meeting in Mombasa in December.
GJLOS is a sector-wide programme (SWAP), the first of its kind in
Kenya, and among the first world-wide to conjoin governance and justice
in a SWAP. Supported by 17 development partners and spear-headed by
government, GJLOS seeks to undo the damage of decades of deliberate
under-resourcing of the justice sector in Kenya, part of the cause for
Kenya being regarded as one of the most corrupt countries in the world.
The programme also has to cover safety and security issues, support the
fight against corruption, support broad-based reform across the
sectors, and do so in a situation where a new Constitution has been
expected for about 2 years.
While programme Reviews are generally focused but ‘big picture'
exercises - different from more detailed programme evaluations, for
example - this first GJLOS Review has highly challenging goals. Our
terms of reference include more than 50 items requiring analysis, from
the robustness of GJLOS as a SWAP, to GJLOS in international
comparative context, to its integration in Kenya's relatively recent
Medium Term Expenditure Framework, to institutional arrangements,
M&E and beyond.
The team has had a series of in-country working trips, talking to
more than 100 people working on or with GJLOS, using both qualitative
and quantitative methods. The draft report includes scores of
recommendations for improving programme performance, which will be
rigorously interrogated at the Mombasa workshop.