Various reforms have taken place in Kenyan Public Space with an aim of improving the overall public sector management to make sure that utilization of available resource is effective and efficient to enable achievement of economic growth and to reduce the level of poverty.
Public Financial Management Reforms Secretariat has been spearheading the Reforms Agenda forward countrywide. The reforms are directed towards cost saving, enhancing efficiency and improving productivity to ensure people-centered public service delivery.
The Secretariat is currently coordinating the implementation of the Public Financial Management Reforms Strategy 2018-2023. The Strategy is anchored in the Medium-Term Plan 2018-2022(MTP) now in its third iteration (MTP III) which in turn is guided by vision 2030.
The Strategy was developed through a consultative process which involved national and sub national levels of the government, Ministries, Departments, Agencies and Development Partners. A result-based approach was adopted which is advancement from the previous strategy which was activity based.
The Current Strategy has been under implementation for the past two and half years and the Secretariat is required to carry out a Mid-term review. The review is meant to the progress of the strategy against the targets set, revisit interventions, timelines and key performance indicators for the PFMR Strategy. This is as well is a good time to build consensus on future reforms, adjust current strategy 2018-2023 and inform future reforms areas.
The Mid-Term review began with a kick off launch where the Principal Secretary, The National Treasury Dr Julius Muia the chief guest launched the exercise at Sarova Panafric Hotel on the 18th March 2022.The Principal Secretary Juilus Muia reiterated on the importance of continuing to strengthen our PFM system and align resources with development priorities that improve the economy. Development Partners ,representatives from the ministries, agencies and departments were in attendance. Brainstorming sessions with stakeholders were held to identify key issues, with a number of members proposing suggestions on the areas to improve.Going forward the stakeholders were advised to work closely with consultants and the Public Financial Management Reform (PFMR)Secretariat team to probe further and engage in more consultative meetings and discussions to get insights and measure progress against set targets in the strategy.
The Mid-Term is being carried out at both National and County level of government. The Secretariat Team is leading the exercise with support of European Union (EU) who is one of our Development Partner.The EU has on boarded Consultants with vast knowledge and experience who will be working hand in hand with the Secretariat Team to ensure success of the exercise.