Commission reviews Strategic Plan, to inform development of 2027 Election Operation Plan
 2nd Apr 2024

The Commission, in collaboration with the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), held a two-day workshop from March 20-21 to evaluate the performance of the IEBC's Strategic Plan, 2020 – 2024 that expires in June.

The evaluation report will be critical in the development of the Strategic Plan for the years 2024-2028, which will factor in the upcoming General Election in 2027. The assessment aims to align the Commission operations by incorporating recommendations from the Post Election Evaluation (PEE) Report that highlighted the lessons learnt, technological advancements, good governance practices, legal and regulatory requirements, as well as the Commission’s long-term vision. This will enable the Commission to improve its electoral operations and processes and ensure that it fulfils its mandate of conducting fair and transparent elections.

Ruth Kulundu, Deputy Commission Secretary – Operations, speaking during the opening of the workshop, on behalf of the Commission Secretary/CEO Marjan H. Marjan, MBS underpinned the current strategic plan, which has been implemented as part of Vision 2030, Mid-Term Expenditure Framework Plans, and the Big Four Agenda. She emphasized on the need to assess the Strategic Plan and align the new one with the current realities.

Currently, the government's economic policy is based on Vision 2030, Mid-Term Expenditure Framework Plans, and the Bottom-up Economic Transformation Agenda (BETA), which necessitates a review and development of a new Strategic Plan to align it with the current realities.

“As we prepare for the upcoming phase of planning for the 2024 – 2028 Strategic Plan, it is important to assess and plan the activities and decisions we carried out in the 2020-2024 Strategic Plan period,” said Kulundu.

The DCS thanked IFES for their continued support and asked members of staff to make reference to past strategic plans and see what worked and what didn’t work in addition to engaging the staff through questionnaires to establish the most effective roadmap for the Commission.

Obadiah Keitany, Deputy Commission Secretary- Support Servies expressed gratitude to IFES for their support and reiterated that initiating the strategic plan is of utmost importance as it will form the framework on which the new Elections Operations Plan (EOP) will be based. He also emphasized that one of the pillars the Commission should focus on in the 2024-2028 Strategic Plan should be refining the organizational culture.

The workshop was led by Rushdi Nackerdien, Senior Global Advisor - Training & Capacity Building at IFES, who served as the lead facilitator. Dorothy Atieno, Senior Programs Officer at IFES, also played a key role. The workshop was attended by the senior management of the Commission, including directors as well as technical staff.