Policy Formulation/ Analysis
EAC Civil Society Mobilisation Strategy, East African Community, Arusha Tanzania, 2009.
Community Sensitization and Training, East African Community, Arusha Tanzania, 2008
National Industrial Technology Policy and Regulatory Environment in Kenya for the National Council for Science and Technology (NCST), ministry Of Research and Technical Training, 1990, funded by GOK/UNDP.
Small Business Training Strategy and Policy in Kenya for the Kenya Institute of Management (KIM), 1990, funded by GTZ/GOPA.
Our staff also participated as members to the GOK National Enterprise Development Policy Task Force (1988-91) to formulate.
a) A National small enterprise and Jua Kali Strategy through the year 2000.
b) Project idea to operationalize the strategy.
c) Appropriate institutional framework to carry the strategy.
d) A national policy paper (Sessional Paper No. 2 of 1992) to facilitate the effective implementation of the strategy.
Study of the Relocation of the Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA from Wanignem in Netherlands to an African-Caribbean Pacific (ACP) state (Sep-Dec 91), European Economic commission.
Appraisal for the Eastern and Southern African Management Institute (ESAMI) Regionalisation Policy to establish the rationale for the proposal to set up Regions/Country representative/liaison offices in its service area (ESAMI/World Bank, Arusha, Tanzania.)
Currently involved with the Association of Local Government Authorities of Kenya in the review of the legislation governing the operation of local authorities, with emphasis on Wananchi participation, the role of neighbourhood associations and the local authorities as a catalyst in development (social, political and economic).
Partnership for Productivity Service Foundation (PFP). On request from Kenya Gatsby Charitable Trust (KGCT), PPI designed, installed and trained PFP staff on new accounting, financial management and reporting, administrative and personnel management systems. PFP is a small enterprise development agency operating in Nairobi, Central, Nyanza and Western Provinces.
Eldoret Region Company Ltd. On request from Bread for the World (BFW), EZE, ICCO and the Anglican Church of Kenya, designed, installed and trained staff on improved accounting and management systems designed to meet the decentralisation needs and the project concept structure.
Promotion of Rural Initiative and Development Enterprises (PRIDE),PPI designed accounting and administration systems to meet the needs of PRIDE Apiculture, PRIDE Training, PRIDE Credit, and PRIDE Administration.
Semi-Arid Lands Training and Livestock Centres of Kenya (SALTLICK). On request from USAID PPI carried out an institutional review of SALTLICK and designed systems based on project needs and plans for sustainability. The Key SALTLICK projects were Education Support, Animal Health, Human Health Services, Enterprise Development and Marketing and Appropriate Technology.
Accounting and Financial Management Systems
National Cooperative Housing Union (NACHU), PPI carried out a strategy audit, designed accounting and financial management systems, personnel and administration systems and filing and documentation procedures.
Business Initiatives and Management Assistance Services Limited (BIMAS), PPI designed and operationalised accounting, financial, credit management, personnel and administration systems and the policy structure of the new organisation established with assistance from PPI.
Bungoma Family Development Programme Ltd (BFDP). On request from Stromme Memorial Foundation (SMF) and the World Vision, PPI designed, installed and trained staff of BFDP on financial management and accounting systems, personnel and administration systems and procedures, and portfolio management and administration systems.
Western Women Network (WWN), PPI designed an accounting and Investment portfolio management systems.
Kenya Women Finance Trust (KWFT), in collaboration with the Council for International Development and with request from the UNDP and the World Bank, PPI carried out an institutional review, designed and trained KWFT staff on financial management, accounting and administration systems.
Community Development and Resource Management
Over years PPI has collaborated with development and resource organisations in building local level capacity for sustainable development. The focus has been on three main aspects of community development: Institution Strengthening, Capacity Building, and in design and institutionalisation of sustainable and replicable community development mechanisms and products.
Some of the organisations we have collaborated with include the Association of Local Government Authorities of Kenya (ALGAK), National Cooperative Housing Union (NACHU), Western Women Network (WWN), Stromme Memorial Foundation (SMF), National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK), ACK-Eldoret Region Company (ACK-ERC), Bungoma Family Development Programme (BFDP), PLAN International and Semi-Arid Lands Training and Livestock Centres of Kenya (SALTLICK).
In each case PPI developed installed and operationalised systems, procedures, formats and models, and programmes for gradual evolution, growth and development of local level community institutions to serve as development catalyst and to speed up delivery of services and institutionalisation of development interventions by national and international development agencies. In most respects the local level community institutions have come together forming local Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) or companies limited by guarantees.
The community institutions evolved in this format have demonstrated high level of local participation in resource mobilisation and application, local governance, ownership and responsibility. They have also been very effective in allowing gradual phase out by the international/national development agency at the same time freeing resources for development elsewhere as the local people adequately and effectively assume responsibility for their own development.