We are eager to take part in citizen-led action to hold duty-bearers and service providers accountable for how public resources are used and services are delivered. With this program, we give citizens the opportunity to exercise their fundamental right to participate in decisions and processes affecting their own development. This program is crucial in ensuring that government services are delivered in a timely and cost-effective manner to citizens. Building democratic, responsible, and inclusive systems and institutions, we believe, is critical for creating trust between citizens and leaders, transforming communities, and attaining sustainable development. We acknowledge that responsive leadership and meaningful participation by civically conscious citizens, when combined, can minimize disparities in access to public goods and improve service delivery at all levels.

To improve good governance and accountability in Kenya, we have invested in the following tools and mechanisms.

Community Score Cards

Our community scorecard initiative brings together duty bearers and right holders, service users, and providers to explore and co-create solutions, assisting in the monitoring of local service quality and project impacts. We assist the local community in conducting community scorecards through citizen journalism, community dialogue forums, social media engagements, and FM radio talk show programs. The program ensures regular feedback from duty bearers therefore enhancing service quality and community involvement. 

Social Audits

To fight corruption and wastage, we conduct social audit process by involving citizen engagement to ensure accountability and transparency in public policy and budget cycles.

Gender Responsive Budget Analysis

Though leaning and research, we analyze County budgets to ensure that spending serves the needs and priorities of both women and men, with the aim of reducing gender inequalities.

This is aimed at;

  • Enhancing transparency and accountability by focusing on the allocation of funds and the beneficiaries.
  • Investing in critical sectors like health, education, water, and agriculture, which are directly linked to improved gender outcomes.
  • Analyzing public spending to ensure it meets beneficiaries’ priorities, including gender-responsive assessments for the most marginalized population.