The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) organized a forum with stakeholders, to help access the extend of the implementation of KNBS 2013 – 2017 Strategic Plan. The stakeholders were drawn from both the National and County governments, development partners, data producers and providers.
While officially opening the forum, KNBS Director General Mr Zachary Mwangi said institutions are required to have a robust strategy to guide the implementation of targeted activities and programs, and all stakeholders have over years provided invaluable inputs, in formulating KNBS Strategic Plan.
“This consultative session has been organized with the aim of assessing the achievements made so far, identifying challenges in implementing the Strategic Plan, and formulating interventions as we continue to implement the remaining activities”, said Mr Mwangi.
He also said lessons learnt during the implementation of the current plan will be documented, because they are crucial in the development and execution of the next Strategic Plan.
A representative from the National Police Service (NPS) Mr Steven Okere advised that there was need to maintain a close working relationship, to capture any changes, more so in the management.
The Bureau has undertaken an internal assessment on the progress made in implementing activities outlined in the 2013-2017 Strategic Plan; Achievements of the KNBS strategic Plan as of December 2016; The gaps in terms of the activities earmarked for implementation over the period 2013-2016; and Challenges encountered during the implementation.
Gaps have been identified given the recent developments such as the introduction of agenda 2030 that led to the transition of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
2013 – 2017 KNBS Strategic Plan, a document that communicates the Bureaus goals, actions needed to achieve those goals, and mobilizing resources to execute the actions, will run until end of June, 2018.