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Policy and Legislative Drafting Programme

The-Kenya-ParliamentThe Policy and Legislative Drafting programme is responsible for the actual formulation and drafting of bills. Using information and data from the research and analysis programme, the drafting programme will process and produce bills for tabling and further discussion.

Drafting is carried out in legislation, amendments to legislation, gazette notices, rules, by-laws and memoranda and presenting them to the appropriate bodies. Moreover, the programme develops partnerships with other organisations involved in policy formulation and the legislative process, and:

  • Identifies specific peer organisations and stakeholders on any given issues
  • Organises fora to discuss policy and legislative issues
  • Collaborates in areas of common interest with the stakeholders
  • Reviews current and proposed legislation

The Policy Cycle

Policy cycleThe Policy Cycle has the following components:

Agenda Setting – Generating public interest in a problem

Problem Recognition – Includes selecting a problem that will be treated in the political system

Documentation – Includes scientific analysis of the problem

Policy Design – Development of a political solution

Consultation – Testing the Acceptance of the policy by different interest groups

Decision Making – Choosing a solution

Implementation – Provision of resources

Output – That which the project actually produces

Impact – Specific impact of the project on the community

Outcome – Degree to which the impact on the community solves the problem

Evaluation – Evaluation of a policy during the different stages of the policy cycle

Improvement – Improving a policy that has been evaluated

Policy Termination – Ending a policy that does not work or is unnecessary

Legislative Digest

ILA produces the ‘Legislative Digest’, a periodic research oriented compilation of specific legislative issues that the organisation has carried out, is currently undertaking or has earmarked to undertake in the future.The digests are available both in print and electronic form. Latest Digests published include

1208, 2015

Pending Constitutional Bills/Legislation (August 2015)

August 12th, 2015|0 Comments

The Kenyan Parliament is facing a race against time to pass key bills/legislations required by the Constitution

1802, 2015

Policy Brief: Tobacco Taxes in Kenya

February 18th, 2015|0 Comments

The most effective way to decrease tobacco use is to increase the price of tobacco products through tax increases. Higher tobacco prices encourage smokers to quit and prevent youth from starting to smoke. Download Full PDF [...]

1712, 2014

Publication of the Traffic ( amendment) Bill, 2014

December 17th, 2014|0 Comments

THE TRAFFIC (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2014 which is a private members Bill sponsored by Hon. Joseph Lekuton, MP Laisamis, provides for road safety measures aimed at protecting school children and to provide for enforcement mechanisms for [...]

1712, 2014

Mental Health in Kenya: Unpacking the Issues

December 17th, 2014|0 Comments

This Digest focuses on the mental health situation in the country, by providing an overview of the mental health services available and delving into mental health policy and legislative framework, internationally by providing best practices [...]

1712, 2014

The Missing Link in Kenya’s Financial Sector Reforms

December 17th, 2014|0 Comments

The Digest looks into the situation of Unclaimed Financial Assets in Kenya, and reveals that there is no legal framework in place to handle unclaimed financial assets. It provides best practices on how to handle [...]

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