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This article is taken from the December 2004 Phatlalatsa newsletter

 

Advisory Team for bi-annual Programme Review: Governance, Justice, Law and Order Sector (GJLOS) Programme , Kenya .

Advisory Team for bi-annual Programme Review: Governance, Justice, Law and Order Sector (GJLOS) Programme , Kenya .  imageStrategy & 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.

 

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