KIPPRA held a dissemination workshop on Public Affairs Index on 28th March 2022. The workshop whose aim was to disseminate public affairs index was attended by KIPPRA Executive Director Dr Rose Ngugi, Economic Advisor at the State Department for Planning Mr Joseph Mukui, representative from Research and Information Systems in Africa (RISA) Dr Joy Kiiru and representatives from national government, counties and non-state actors.
The Public Affairs Index (PAI) is a framework for monitoring delivery of public services at the county level. The Index helps to identify gaps, bring out emerging issues, and guide in prioritizing policy actions. Speaking at the dissemination workshop KIPPRA Executive Director Dr Rose Ngugi noted that the development of Public Affairs Index demonstrates the role of KIPPRA, as a think tank and research intermediary, in strengthening frameworks and tools for coordinating key stakeholders in the research ecosystem in Kenya to dialogue, network and enhance research uptake to inform the implementation of the devolved system of government, Economic Planning Advisor at the State Department for Planning, Mr Joseph Mukui who represented PS the State Department for Planning lauded KIPPRA for developing the public affairs index and stated that the index will go along way in improving good governance at the county level. Dr Joy Kiiru on her part emphasized on the importance of findings from the public affairs index in supporting good governance in counties.
The dissemination workshop came to a close with a plenary discussion on the findings from the Public Affairs Index.