Enhance citizen access to economic and social rights by empowering them to monitor public services, engage duty bearers and participate in decision-making processes

We provide:

  • Civic education
  • Service Monitoring
  • Support Budget analysis and tracking  
  • Capacity building on service monitoring
  • Policy influencing

This program is anchored on the principals of good governance. It is strategic to the delivery of our vision because it is designed to provide citizens with the tools, skills, and information necessary to promote good governance in the lowest units of decentralization. It is also progressive and properly aligned with the CoK that seeks to advance good governance through the devolution.

The expected outcome of this program is the delivery of quality services to citizens in health and education sectors as envisioned in Article 43 of the CoK. To contribute to this outcome, CTL has designed interventions around four key components as follows:

Civic education: Under this component, we will educate citizens on their civic rights and responsibilities as contained in the CoK and other supporting legislation including County Government Act, 2012, and Public Finance Management Act, 2012. Interventions under this component will include increasing citizen awareness on the devolved system of governance and the importance of participating in governance processes.

Participatory budgeting and planning: Under this component, we will build the capacity of citizens to organize and engage in county budget making and planning processes as envisioned in the CoK and Public Finance Management Act. Interventions under this component will include: i) Facilitating citizen access to information relating to budget and planning processes ii) Building capacity of citizens to analyze key budget documents and reports and iii) Strengthening grass-root civic formations to meaningfully engage in governance processes

Participatory service monitoring: Under this component, we will work with citizens to monitor the delivery of services in different sectors for the purposes of providing service providers with constructive feedback to inform service delivery improvements. We will use participatory performance monitoring tools such as community scorecards, citizen report cards, and public expenditure tracking. Interventions under this component will include capacity building of civic formations on participatory monitoring tools, facilitating civic formations to undertake service monitoring activities and evidence-based advocacy

Policy Influencing: Under this component, we will monitor the formulation and implementation of legislation both at the county and national levels. Interventions under this component will include promoting youth and women participation in policy formulation and implementation and advocating for policies that respond to youth and women needs