Business Daily | by Dennis Kabaara
Kenya has a policy problem, not a constitutional moment. Actually, we have a public policy problem. For some, “public policy is the outcome of the struggle in government over who gets what”.
Guess whom? For others, public policy is “whatever governments choose to do or not do”.
Guess when? Here’s a nice definition: “Public policy consists of political decisions for implementing programs to achieve societal goals”. This last one is a brilliant view from South Africa.
In simple terms, policy is the way to connect politics to programs, from whence projects are envisioned and designed, procurement follows, and payment emerges. We often start the wrong way around…